Glenwood Springs resident Carrie Hauser has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.
The commission sets rules and policies for state parks and wildlife programs. It is comprised of ranchers, sportsmen and sportswomen and recreationalists.
Hauser said this design is intentional, “to try to find an appropriate balance for these incredible places in Colorado and to be sure that they’re still here for generations to come.”
Hauser will join the 11-member board as one of three representatives from the recreation community. She is the only commissioner from the Roaring Fork Valley.
Hauser is also the president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College. She said the work is a natural fit.
“We have so many outdoor programs, we have a sustainability program, all of our natural resources programs,” Hauser said.
The commission meets six times a year.