Deadline Approaching to Comment on John Martin Master Plan

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The March 12 deadline is fast approaching for the public to comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to revise the 1974 master plan governing operations at John Martin Reservoir State Park in Bent County.

The master plan will guide the way natural and cultural resources are managed for the next 25 years at the reservoir, built as a flood control and irrigation dam on the Arkansas River and opened in 1948. 

Annual Sandhill Cranes Spring Migration Festival Returns to San Luis Valley

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The annual spring migration of greater sandhill cranes is in full force in southern Colorado. If you've never seen these beautiful birds gathering in huge numbers, be sure to put it on your bucket list.

"People in Colorado should take time to see the cranes; the migration is truly one of nature's wonders," said Joe Lewandowski, a spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Opens Applications for 2018 Big Game Licenses

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Applications are now open for limited 2018 big game, sheep and mountain goat hunting licenses. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages all hunters to prepare and apply early for this year's license draw. 2018 will be the first big game draw process conducted in the new CPW integrated purchasing system, which means there are some significant changes for sportsmen and women this year.

Ranger Station: No Winter Hibernation for Rangers as ‘Summer Season’ Expands

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Park rangers get all kinds of questions from the millions of visitors Colorado Parks and Wildlife receives each year at our 41 state parks.

A good portion of my work each day involves answering those questions, which range from simple requests for directions to advice on hiking, camping or boating to inquiries about the history of a park. (I even end every Ranger Station by inviting questions from readers.)

We also get our share of silly questions such as: "Why do you let snakes live here?"