(1)“Animal” means coyotes, foxes, bobcats, bears, mountain lions, wolves, beavers, muskrats, raccoons, opossums, and striped skunks and any animals identified by rule promulgated by the commissioner and approved by the parks and wildlife commission.
(1.5)“At risk” means any depredating animal species that has been designated by the parks and wildlife commission as endangered, threatened, or at risk after:
(a)A scientific investigation by the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources that is based on valid, sound, and objective data and analysis that substantiates such designation; and
(b)Presentation of scientifically valid data, analysis, or commentary by the commissioner relating to depredating animals; and
(c)Presentation of scientifically valid data, analysis, or commentary by objective professionals, mutually identified by the state agricultural commission and the parks and wildlife commission relating to depredating animals.
(2)“Board” means the Colorado sheep and wool board.
(3)“Commissioner” means the commissioner of agriculture.
(4)“Depredating animal” means any animal, animals, or group of animals that pose a threat to an agricultural product or resource.
(5)“Pose a threat” means the threat of causing economic loss by killing or damaging an agricultural product or resource or consuming stored agricultural products. A threat shall be presumed to be posed when damage has historically occurred, is occurring, or when it is necessary to prevent depredating animals from inflicting death or injury to livestock or damaging agricultural products or resources.
Section 35-40-100.2 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).