GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – As a way to streamline government and save money in 2011, the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks merged into one agency.
As a part of the merger process the new agency, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, held an open house Wednesday night at the Grand Junction field office. The open house was held as a way of getting feedback from the public, and discussing agency's future plans called "a path forward.”
It was an informal discussion allowing local residents to have their voices heard, and not all are happy with the current management styles.
“I disagree with a lot of the way we're managing our wildlife specifically on the Western Slope and state wide. I would like to see more hunting tags coming towards the residents of Colorado and less to out of state people. I would like to see more options for kids and would like to make sure kids get tags before anyone else," says Noah Goreon, a local angler.
If you missed Wednesday night’s open house you will have a chance to attend one on Thursday.
The meeting Thursday evening will be held at the CPW office in Montrose. That open house will start at 4 p.m. and go until 7 p.m.