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Overview

Will you be affected by the return of wolves to Colorado?

Colorado is home to many predators, including bears, mountain lions, coyotes and wolves.  Our People and Predators website provides a variety of information, education, and networking opportunities about these interesting but sometimes controversial animals.   Click through the tabs above to learn more about predators or about how to protect livestock from predators.  You can find information about Extension educational opportunities by clicking on Resources link above, or you may want to visit one of the following sites: 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

USDA – Wildlife Services

Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence

About Predators

People and Predators Series

The People and Predators Series was developed by the CSU Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence in partnership with the CSU Center for Collaborative Conservation and CSU Extension. The People and Predator Series provides information on the interactions between humans and carnivores including carnivore ecology, wildlife and livestock management, economics, and social aspects of living with predators. 

PDF files combined in an informational package

Wolves in Colorado: Science and Stories

In this special five-part webinar series, explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences. A diverse group of panelists discuss the current state of wolf populations, dive into the data about the species’ role in the ecosystem, talk trade-offs, and hear firsthand stories from those who’ve already been living amongst wolves in other parts of the U.S.

A Special Virtual Presentation of the Institute for Science & Policy and Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Conservation, the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, CSU Extension, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Videos and Websites

National Wildlife Research Center – Carnivore Research

Protecting Livestock

Publications

Non-lethal Management

Lethal Control Options (To Be Added)

Assistance

  • Documenting Predictions – To Be added
  • Compensation Programs
  • Cost-sharing Programs – To Be added
  • Technical Assistance – To be added
  • Other Programs – To be added

Learning from Experience:  Using Western Ranchers’ Experience to Prepare for the Wolf’s Return to Colorado

Produced by Colorado State University Extension in partnership with  CSU Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, and CSU Center for Collaborative Conservation.

This Video is for Informational Purposes Only

Wildlife is part of what makes Colorado a beautiful place to live. In recent years, wolves returned to the state of Colorado as a part of their natural migration patterns and in 2020 voters approved Proposition 114 directing state wildlife managers to reintroduce more through managed efforts.

Colorado State University Extension produced this video to provide useful information for Colorado ag producers as they adapt to growing wolf populations across the state. The featured interviews share the experience and knowledge of ranchers in areas where wolves have been present for over 20 years. The views expressed by guests are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of CSU Extension or Colorado State University.

Rethinking Livestock Management on a Predator Filled Landscape

A presentation by Cameron Krebs, a rancher in Eastern Oregon, on his approach to keep his sheep herd safe from predator animals.

Resources

Additional Resources

There are many resources on the internet that can provide you with information about predators like wolves, coyotes, bears, bobcats and lions.  We provide a few suggestions below.  If you would like more detailed assistance, please contact your local Extension agent. 

Government Websites

Private Stakeholder Websites

Educational Opportunities – To Be Added

Extension Training – To Be Added

Producers’ Organizations and Information