Possible Merger of State Agencies

Governor Hickenlooper’s office announced on Tuesday a plan to combine the state’s Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation as a cost-saving measure. CDOW currently receives its funding from hunting and fishing licenses while Parks uses state funds, so in the event of a merger the financing structure for the two divisions will change dramatically. Our library retains copies of the annual Budget Request for each state department. To see the Department of Natural Resources’ annual Budget Request and compare the funding for the two divisions, you can visit our library or view the budget online.