Press Release

CO Depts Express Concern Over Federal Executive Orders to Lift Environmental Reviews

DENVER -- The Colorado Departments of Natural Resources, Public Health and Environment, Transportation and the Colorado Energy Office joined together in a statement expressing concern about President Donald Trump’s Executive order to lift reviews of environmentally impactful activities.

"The June 4, 2020, Executive Order from President Donald Trump directs federal agencies to bypass requirements for a number of bedrock federal environmental laws, including:

Colorado DNR and CPW Share Memorial Day Outdoor Resources

DENVER -- As many of us head outdoors for the holiday, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home. DNR and CPW continue to provide resources to point Coloradans towards information on open campgrounds, trails, and best practices for recreating over Memorial Day Weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DNR and CPW release Big Game Winter Range and Migration Corridor Report

DENVER – After months of hard work by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the engagement of more than 40 conservation partners, a new status report on Colorado’s big game winter range and migration corridors has been released that will inform future efforts to protect this invaluable natural resource.

CDOT and DNR Remind People to Stay Local, Limit Travel This Weekend

STATEWIDE - With the weekend approaching and warm temperatures tempting Coloradans, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are reminding people to keep recreational activities within 10 miles of home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Digital message boards on Colorado roadways across the state will remind motorists about the restrictions and to stay close to home.

DNR Provides Online Resource for State-wide Outdoor Recreation During COVID-19

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a new online resource for the state’s residents to find up-to-date information on the status of outdoor recreation, trails, marinas and other closures due to COVID-19 concerns. This one-stop-shop provides the current status of popular outdoor recreation areas managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Colorado’s Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Federal, State and Tribal Outdoor Recreation Resources - COVID-19

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is monitoring trail and park closures managed by the various agencies listed below during the COVID-19 crisis. Daily updates will be available in this document as well as through on Colorado’s Official Trails App, COTREX. County Public Health Orders and Closures

CO DNR Goes Remote During COVID-19

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with Governor Polis’ Executive and Public Health Orders as well as Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Centers of Disease Control guidance to combat the virus, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that its Executive Offices and the large majority of its Divisions both in the Denver metro area and statewide have closed their offices to in-person visits until
April 11 but mostly likely longer, but remain accessible via phone and email and open for business.

CDOT and DNR Remind People to Avoid Heading to the Mountains this Weekend

STATEWIDE — As the weekend approaches the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are reminding people to resist the temptation to travel to the mountains for recreational activities. Staying close to home and limiting travel are essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Backcountry Search & Rescue Bill Moves through Colorado Legislature

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, the first step as the bill moves through the legislative process.