Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts fisheries meeting
In continuing efforts to involve the public and keep them informed about a variety of wildlife management issues, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a “State of the Fisheries” gathering, beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, at the Garfield County Library in Carbondale.
The public is urged to attend and learn first-hand from agency biologists and wildlife managers about a variety of topics regarding the status and management of several Roaring Fork Valley fisheries.
“This is an important meeting and we hope to see a good turnout,” said biologist Kendall Bakich. “We want to give the public an opportunity to hear how their local fisheries are doing directly from the people who manage them.”
Bakich will present her most recent survey data regarding the variety of fishes and populations currently found in the Crystal River and the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork and Fryingpan Rivers.
“Whether you are an avid angler, a guide, local restaurateur, hotel owner or you just want to hear about fish, this is an opportunity to discuss our local fish communities,” said Bakich. “The fish in the the Roaring Fork Valley are not only an incredibly important resource here, they are one of the most outstanding resources in Colorado.”
For more information about fishing in Colorado, go to http://www.wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Pages/Fishing.aspx.