Full Parks, Wildlife merger close
- Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2012 00:41
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will vote on the final implementation plan for the merger between Colorado State Parks and the Division of Wildlife at its monthly meeting on Thursday.
The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hunter Education Building on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife campus at 6060 Broadway in Denver.
Development of the merger plan outlined in the 240-page implementation document began in April, 2011, with the creation of a merger Transition Team comprised of key members of Colorado State Parks and the Division of Wildlife.
In July, employee work groups were asked to look at specific functions of the two former agencies and identify alternatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations. A draft merger plan was presented to the Parks and Wildlife Commission in January.
The final merger implentation plan covers the integration of biologists and scientists; capital development; customer service; field operations; financial services; invasive species; marketing, creative services and public information; property evaluation; volunteers, interpretation and environmental education; water, real estate and geographic information services.
The public will be offered a final opportunity to comment on the plan before the Commission is asked to approve it.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is a 14-member board appointed by the governor. The Parks and Wildlife Commission sets regulations and policies for Colorado's state parks wildlife programs.
See the complete agenda for the February Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, including the merger implementation plan.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission meets monthly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation in its processes.
Members of the public who are unable to attend Commission meetings or workshops can listen to the proceedings through an Internet link.
To access the live audio feed during the meeting, click on the "listen to live audio" link at the bottom of the Commission webpage.