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Wildlife commissioners host Windy Gap meeting

Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

GRANBY – Colorado Wildlife Commissioners Dennis Buechler and Allan Jones will be holding a public meeting in Granby to hear public concerns about potential impacts of the proposed Windy Gap Firming Project.

 The Windy Gap Firming Project is a proposal from Northern Water Conservancy District, the largest water provider in northern Colorado, that would improve the reliability of Northern’s distribution system.

If approved, the project will enable the District to store available water in a new Front Range reservoir to ensure reliable, or “firm,” future deliveries.

The project is undergoing a federal environmental review and the Colorado Wildlife Commission anticipates providing input to the review process once all potential impacts are identified.  

While wildlife commissioners are typically available any time to discuss issues, from time to time they hold more formal meetings around the regions they represent.

Colorado Division of Wildlife staff members will attend the Granby meeting to help answer questions or provide additional information.

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 The Colorado Wildlife Commission is an 11-member board appointed by the governor. The commission sets Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations and policies for hunting, fishing, watchable wildlife, and non-game, threatened and endangered species. Commissioners also oversee Division of Wildlife land purchases and property regulations.

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