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PWC adopts merger plan

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners unanimously approved a final implementation plan for the merger between Colorado State Parks and the Division of Wildlife at their monthly meeting last Thursday.

Developed by a transition team of employees from the former parks and wildlife divisions, the implementation plan will provide the basis for Director Rick Cables to begin the process of organizing the staff of the 880-employee agency and merging the state’s parks and wildlife programs.

The plan will also be used to develop a report on the progress of the merger due to lawmakers at the end of the month.

Cables told the commission that the merger implementation will be phased in over the coming months with some elements moving more rapidly than others.

The Parks and Wildlife Commission sets regulations and policies for Colorado’s state parks wildlife programs. To view the complete agenda for the February Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, including the merger implementation plan, please go to the Commission webpage at

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