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The Colorado Department of Natural Resources’ mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.
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Monday, April 19, 2021 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.
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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) main office building at 1313 Sherman will remain closed to the public until further notice.  The DNR and its divisions are open for business through phone, online transactions and email to serve the people of Colorado.  All State Parks including most visitor centers remain open and most transactions for fees, passes, licenses can be done on-line via the Buy and Apply link at   
Most regional DNR offices are open with limited staff, it is recommended that you call ahead before making a trip.  You can find division offices locations and contact information by selecting the Division Link on the main Department of Natural Resources webpage.


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Backcountry Search & Rescue Bill Moves through Colorado Legislature

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado Search and Rescue Association praised the Colorado Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee’s unanimous support for the “Strengthen Backcountry Search and Rescue in Colorado Act” today. This needed legislation supports efforts

Colorado Establishes Water Equity Task Force

Friday, March 12, 2021
Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Dan Gibbs, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources announced today the establishment of a Water Equity Task Force to better understand existing equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) challenges invovling Colorado water issues and inform the

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