Parks and Wildlife Director
Steve Yamashita, Acting Director
Steve Yamashita is the acting director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Yamashita was appointed to fill the position while the Colorado Department of Natural Resources conducts a nationwide search for the next director of the agency. Former-director Rick Cables resigned to take a private-sector job in July. Applications for the director position were accepted during the month of August. Candidates will be assessed by the Department of Natural Resources and interviews with stakeholder groups including the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission are likely to take place in late September and early October. A new director will be appointed by the Department of Natural Resources following the screening process.
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