The task force, comprised of seven interest areas represented by 14 members, has been functioning since 1990 as an advisory group to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s AHRA Park Manager and the Bureau of Land Management’s AHRA River Manager. The task force gives recommendations to the AHRA on management, growth and development issues throughout the recreation area and upper Arkansas River valley, while providing an open communication link to parties affected by management decisions. Volunteering for the Citizen Task Force is a great opportunity to be involved in the mission of the AHRA. Citizen Task Force members are also eligible to receive an annual Parks and Wildlife Volunteer Parks Pass.
One delegate is needed to represent each of the following interest areas: anglers; commercial permittees; environmental interests; private boaters; local governments; river-front property owners; and water-user interests. These are two-year terms from April 2015 until April 2017. Members are expected to attend four or five regular meetings each year, which are typically scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until early afternoon at predetermined dates and locations.
To receive a nomination form or for more information about the process, please visit the AHRA Visitor Center at 307 W. Sackett Avenue in Salida or call 719-539-7289. Information on the CTF nomination process, a list of “clearinghouse” organizations and a nomination form can also be obtained by visiting the AHRA web site athttp://cpw.state.co.us
The AHRA is managed through a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Formed in 1989, this partnership allows agencies to provide visitors with recreation opportunities and care for significant natural resources of the upper Arkansas River valley.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to http://cpw.state.co.us