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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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New Online Accessibility Information For Rocky Mountain National Park

For some vacationers, planning a trip involves making reservations and packing up the car and kids or grandkids then heading out on the road. A traveler with a disability needs to know more about an actual destination and accommodations before starting their trip. Though many destinations indicate that they are “accessible,” it may not mean that they are “functional,” which is what Ron and Kay Wilmers of Mi ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Lyceum Series Continues

2010 Lyceum Series “Wilderness: Of What Avail Are Forty Freedoms Without A Blank Spot On The Map?” Saturday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. - Wandering in the Wilderness:  How History Shapes Our Appreciation of Rocky Mountain National Park History shapes our thinking about nature and national parks. In looking back and learning from the past, what forces created Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915? And, nearly a c ...

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RMNP Announces Continuation Of Winter Pile Burning Operations

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning projects. Exclusion of fire for the past century has resulted in unnatural forest conditions in some areas, with significant accumulations of forest fuels and an increased risk of a wildfire. Excess vegetation was cut and piled by park fire crews and contrac ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Lyceum Series Continues

2010 Lyceum Series “Wilderness: Of What Avail Are Forty Freedoms Without A Blank Spot On The Map?” Saturday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.-Wild By Law. By the middle of the twentieth century civilization had erased much of America`s natural landscape. As the wilderness shrank, the movement to protect it grew. In the end, America did something no other country had ever done; it passed a law to protect its remaining ...

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Colorado’s Gift To The Nation

By: Vaughn Baker Rocky Mountain National Park  Superintendent In 2010, Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate its 95th birthday. On January 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act establishing Rocky Mountain National Park. This culminated an effort by many in Colorado and elsewhere to set aside a scenic portion of the southern Rockies for the enjoyment of present and future generations. In es ...

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RMNP Program On Small Mountain Owls

Saturday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. -Small Mountain Owls of Rocky. When we picture an owl we often conjure up an image of a large majestic bird like the Great Horned Owl. Did you know that Rocky is home to owls so small they could easily use a pencil as a perch? Four species of small owls are found in Rocky Mountain National Park: the Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Boreal Owl. S ...

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New Kid Friendly Snowshoe Programs At Rocky

Join a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park for a kid-friendly snowshoe adventure on the west side of the park. Snowshoeing is a fun way to experience the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park and is a great family activity! The next programs will be held on Saturdays; February 6 and March 6 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 6-12 are welcome with an adult. Participants should dress warmly, in layers and furni ...

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