Mr. Dan Prenzlow, Director, Mr. Brett Ackerman, SE Region Manager, and Mr. Doug Vilsack, Assistant Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) within the Department of Natural Resources, presented a property transaction proposal to acquire in fee title the Crazy French Ranch property near Trinidad. Committee members received a packet of information on the proposal , assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Mr. Prenzlow introduced the proposal, and Mr. Ackerman provided an overview of the acquisition. Mr. Vilsack discussed the financing for the property acquisition. Mr. Phil Rico, Mayor of Trinidad, provided input on the value of the acquisition to his community. Mr. Rico responded to questions regarding community opinion on the property acquisition. Mr. Vilsack responded to questions regarding the financing of the project. Mr. Ackerman responded to questions regarding operating costs for the state park that will occupy the property.