The Parks and Wildlife Unit provides legal representation to the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. While the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation have significant law enforcement and regulatory duties related to hunting and fishing and the conduct of other outdoor recreational activities in Colorado, these three agencies are somewhat unique in the state system in that they are in large part state run businesses, almost entirely cash funded, that generated revenue to support K-12 public education in Colorado (the State Land Board) and the wildlife management and outdoor recreational programs of the State of Colorado. The three agencies hold and manage significant land, water, and mineral interests throughout the State of Colorado. Attorneys that represent these agencies act much in the nature of general counsel for "for-profit" corporations with the added duties of advising the client agencies with regard to their law enforcement and on-going land management activities.
If You Need Help
The Parks and Wildlife Unit provides legal representation to the State, but cannot initiate action on behalf of the public. If you have a land or environmental concern, please contact the divisions above for assistance.