The City of Wheat Ridge, not unlike most urban cities in the State of Colorado, is home to many wildlife animals. Wheat Ridge is home to raccoons, foxes, beavers, coyotes, squirrels, bats, snakes and waterfowl. Many wildlife animals are never seen unless they are sick, injured, or there is an encounter or conflict with humans.
With people and wildlife living is such close proximity to each other it is important to recognize that conflicts with wildlife animals is bound to occur from time to time. With public safety as the top priority, the Police Department in partnership with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Colorado Division of Wildlife) developed the City of Wheat Ridge Wildlife Management Plan.