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RMNP Celebrates National Junior Ranger Day

As part of National Park Week, April 17-25, the National Park Service will sponsor National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 24. Not only are park entrance fees waived throughout the week at Rocky Mountain National Park, but additional programs will be offered to allow children to learn about the park and earn their Junior Ranger badge. On the Estes Park side of the park, rangers will show the 23 minute ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue At RMNP

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees.  Starting in early April and ending by Memorial Day weekend, the park is planning to apply a Carbaryl based insecticide to up to 5,000 high-value trees to protect them from bark beetles. Treatment will occur in the following developed areas of the park: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Headquar ...

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Temporary Closures To Protect Nesting Raptors in RMNP

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park. To ensure that raptors can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures went in to effect on March 1 and will continue through July ...

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RMNP Lyceum Series Continues

2010 Lyceum Series “Wilderness: Of What Avail Are Forty Freedoms Without A Blank Spot On The Map?” Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. - Our Great Nature In our ancient past, we were at one with nature, and nature was at one with us. As we progressed, we discovered we had the capacity for developing a human-centric world, filled with its own awes, wonders, amusements, and challenges. Today we stand at a predictab ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Prescribed Burn

Rocky Mountain National Park fire managers are planning to conduct a prescribed fire (pile burn) to achieve resource management and hazard fuel reduction objectives. The burn began on March 1, 2010. Ignition of piles may continue throughout the month of March and will take place during normal business days. Residual smoke may be observed through the weekends. The burn will be located in the Fall River Valle ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Prescribed Burn

Rocky Mountain National Park fire managers are planning to conduct a prescribed fire (pile burn) to achieve resource management and hazard fuel reduction objectives. The burn is planned for March 1, 2010 at approximately 10:00 a.m., if weather conditions allow. Ignition of piles may continue throughout the month of March and will take place during normal business days. Residual smoke may be observed through ...

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RMNP Lyceum Series Continues

2010 Lyceum Series “Wilderness: Of What Avail Are Forty Freedoms Without A Blank Spot On The Map?” Saturday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.-Ute Life in the Forest, Then and Now Orvid Roland McCook, Sr., Uncompahgre Ute, will present “Ute Life in the Forest.” Mr. McCook will provide a look into the Utes’ lifestyle in the Rocky Mountains during the 1800s and the Utes’ lifestyle on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation tod ...

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RMNP Lyceum Continues Saturday Evening Programs

Saturday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.-"America's Wilderness: A Political Climate Change?" Garry Oye, the National Park Service (NPS) Chief of Wilderness Stewardship in Washington DC., will discuss national interest in proposed Wilderness for National Parks. NPS currently has stewardship responsibilities for 60 Wilderness areas in 49 parks for a total of 44 million acres. There is current national dialogue over a ...

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