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Spotlights

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    All known feral swine have been eliminated from Colorado thanks to a near 15-year state and federal partnership comprised of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS), the USDA Forest Service (FS), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). The partnership formed in the early 2000s as a task force to manage invasive feral swine, which root up crops and pastures causing billions in damage nationwide each year. Feral swine also spread disease to livestock, wildlife and humans. Ground-nesting birds and other wildlife are easy prey for feral swine. And the swine put native wildlife at risk by competing for resources and destroying habitats and ecosystems. 

    You can help keep Colorado free of feral swine:

    • Spread the word that in Colorado it’s illegal to possess, transport or release feral swine, wild swine species or hybrids.
    • Report sightings of feral swine or transportation activities to USDA Wildlife Services at 1-866-4-USDA-WS (1-866-487-3297) or Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 303-297-1192.
    • Get more information at the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
    On Tuesday, April 24, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Mussel-Free Colorado Act into law in a short ceremony at the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver. The new law provides a stable funding source of $2.4 million for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Aquatic Nuisance Species Program for 2019 and beyond.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
    Motorboats and sailboats must have an ANS Stamp prior to launching in Colorado in 2019. Boat owners are required to purchase the ANS Stamp and operators must retain proof of purchase (electronic or printed receipt) on his or her person, the motorboat or sailboat, when operating the vessel (C.R.S. 33-10.5-104.5). ​Funding contributes to prevention and management of ANS in the state. Thank you for protecting our waters and contributing to conservation in Colorado!
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture. Division of Plant Industry.
    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Boulder, CO, in September 2013. As a non-native insect, EAB lacks predators to keep it in check. EAB only attacks ash trees in the genus Fraxinus (so mountain ash are not susceptible). EAB is responsible for the death of millions of ash trees in the Midwest. Help protect Colorado's ash trees! Don't move firewood, and consider chemical treatments to protect high-value ash trees.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Federal Government

DOI. Bureau of Land Management.

State and Local Government

Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Larimer County (Colorado).
Colorado Department of Agriculture. Conservation Services Division. Noxious Weed Program.
Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
La Plata County (Colorado).

Academic

Colorado State University. College of Agricultural Sciences.
Colorado State University. Colorado State Forest Service.
Colorado State University Extension.

Professional

Colorado Weed Management Association.

Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association.