Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched its new podcast on Monday, titled Colorado Outdoors, with Director Dan Prenzlow giving a state of the union type of address on Colorado’s great outdoors in the introductory episode.
The podcast provides a new avenue for CPW to tell the story of the agency to both the residents of Colorado and those who come here to enjoy all the natural resources this fine state has to offer.
You can find the podcast on your favorite listening platforms, such as:
iHeart Media Spotify Apple/iTunes Google Podcasts Stitcher Radio Public TuneIn NPROne Pandora Amazon Music and Audible
The vision of this podcast is designed to share the work taking place in the agency on all levels – parks, wildlife, trails, outdoor recreation, safety, natural resources, research, biology, energy and more. It will also give the agency a communications tool to share information on hot and pressing topics – why outdoor recreation is still important during COVID-19, respond to animal attacks, address issues taking place at state parks like the Eldorado Canyon with its Visitor Use Management Planning process. It will have the flexibility to both educate and respond to questions on the actions that the agency takes.
The podcast is powered by Great Outdoors Colorado. Art19 is the host platform and people can also find the podcast online at https://art19.com/shows/colorado-outdoors. Mark Johnson is the on-air host, interviewing our subject matter experts.
Topics discussed In the introductory episode with Director Prenzlow: 2:57 – background on Dan Prenzlow and how he became Director of CPW 7:37 – talking about conservation – the “wise use” of our natural resources 8:42 – wildlife that we manage and restoring wildlife species 14:45 – balance between conservation and outdoor recreation 21:37 – the outdoors have been an outlet during COVID-19 in the state of Colorado 24:47 – fishing and hunting license sales are up 26:20 – a hunting story on how it took him 20 years to draw a mountain goat license 30:10 – why it is so important that people do not feed or try to domesticate wildlife 32:03 – bear conflicts and management 34:06 – Fishers Peak State Park opening
Upcoming episodes will feature Fishers Peak State Park, which opens on Friday, Oct. 30, and one on wildfire impacts on wildlife, aquatic life and our forests.