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RMNP Announces Winter Pile Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning and hazard tree mitigation 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. In addition, park c ...

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Retired Park Supt. Bob Barbee To Speak About Reflections Of A National Park Manager

Former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Presents “Reflections of a National Park Manager – 42 Years on the Griddle” Retired Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee will speak at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.  The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open and free to the public. It is the third Randy Jones Memoria ...

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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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