CO: Beginner class for wildlife transport in the Colorado Springs area

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting a volunteer training on Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for volunteers interested in helping respond to and transport sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife in the Colorado Springs area. The goal of the program is to transport these animals to licensed wildlife rehabilitators for treatment and eventual release back to the wild. Training will be provided on capture and transport techniques and safety procedures when dealing with wild animals. Requirements for volunteers include:

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Must have reliable transportation.

Must attend periodic trainings hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Colorado Springs.

Must be on-call a minimum of three days per month during the April through August busy season to assist in Teller and El Paso Counties or beyond.

For more information contact Jena Sanchez at 719-227-5204 or jena.sanchez@state.co.us.

The class is open to anyone interested in the program. The class will be held in the Parks and Wildlife Classroom, which is located at the back of the Parks and Wildlife office at 4255 Sinton Road in Colorado Springs.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

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