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Longs Peak: Nature, Mountaineers, And The National Park Service

The Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street, will host a special program on Saturday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. titled “Longs Peak: Nature, Mountaineers, and the National Park Service.” Colorado State University professor Dr. Ruth Alexander will explore links between changing recreational patterns, emerging environmental values, and park management. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, leaving ti ...

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RMNP Reviewing Proposal From The National Science Foundation

Rocky Mountain National Park staff have received a proposal from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), which is under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  NEON is a proposed continental-scale research program for discovering and understanding the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on the biosphere.  Property administered by Rocky Mountain Nation ...

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Saturday Evening Programs In September In RMNP

Celebrate National Parks A truly American and democratic idea, National Parks were called “our best idea” by Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner. Saturday evenings in September, Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate our National Parks. All programs are held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m. and are free. Saturday, September 12-Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is where i ...

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Numerous Projects Will Soon Be Underway In Rocky Mtn. National Park

A number of projects are underway or soon to begin in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park staff will utilize a helicopter, beginning next week, for four of these projects. These projects include: Transporting a mini-excavator into and out of the Lulu City wetlands to dig between 50 and 100 soil pits to assess the depth and particle sizes of sediments deposited by the 2003 Grand Ditch Breach Importing trail t ...

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RMNP Announces Plans For Prescribed Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the areas of Upper Beaver Meadows, Little Horseshoe Park, and South Lateral Moraine. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. The Upper Beaver Meadows burn is approximately 150 acres located north of Upper Beaver Meadows road and south of Trail Ridge road. The Little Horseshoe Park bu ...

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Fatlity Near Odessa Lake At Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:30 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2009, a 62-year-old woman from Boulder, Colorado, fell between 25 to 50 feet on the Fern Lake Trail near Odessa Lake, landing in a creek. Other hikers contacted park dispatch by cell phone about the incident around 1:00 p.m. but it was unclear from initial cell phone calls as to where the incident occurred and the extent of injuries. A hasty team of two rangers left the Fe ...

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Reminder For Closure Areas In RMNP Designated For Elk Rut

On September 1, park officials will put closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  These closures last through October 31 and are effective in Horseshoe Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, Harbison Meadow and Holzwarth Meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fishing in the Fall River, Thompson River or Colorado River within ...

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