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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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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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