Governor and CPW announce purchase of Collard Ranch in South Park as new State Wildlife Area

On March 15, 2024 Governor Polis, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced a new State Wildlife Area purchased March 8: the 1,860-acre Collard Ranch in South Park. It is in partnership with GOCO and Western Rivers Conservancy. CWF applauds this acquisition as it features an elk migration corridor as well as five miles of great fishing along Tarryall Creek. Funding was gained through COGO and the CPW Habitat Stamp program to which hunters and anglers contribute with their purchase of licenses.  It will open to hunters, anglers and others who purchase a State Wildlife Areas pass after the agency completes infrastructure needs.