Valuable Lessons Learned From Hosting Latino Hunters’ Roundtables
In 2021, the TRCP partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Meridian Institute to host two roundtable discussions with Latino hunters in Colorado. A group of 14 individuals from the Latino hunting and outdoor recreation community, as well as CPW staff, met to identify opportunities to improve CPW programs that engage Latino audiences in hunting and conservation. The goals of these efforts were to take steps toward building a trusting relationship between the Latino communities and CPW and to identify challenges, opportunities, and concrete recommendations for CPW and other state wildlife agencies to enhance engagement with Latino communities. The Toolkit is intended to be used by wildlife agencies and the public to engage with diverse audiences. Many of the recommendations included below could be applied outside of hunting and conservation.