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Food Canisters Now Required For Backcountry Camping At RMNP

Backcountry overnight campers will be required to carry a food canister into Rocky Mountain National Park’s backcountry this summer. This new requirement will go in to effect on May 1. Over the past five years, park staff have seen an increase in bears seeking and accessing human food. Bear-proof trash containers have been placed in many areas of the park, particularly in frontcountry campgrounds. Education ...

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Fatality at Rocky Mountain National Park

At 7:00 a.m. this morning, a park staff member on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a vehicle off of US 34 approximately three-tenths of a mile south of the Kawuneeche Visitor Center.  The burned vehicle was off the road and there was a deceased person inside. An investigation is ongoing by the FBI, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Sheriff’s office.  No further inform ...

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Salazar Joins Congressional Delegation, Local Leaders To Dedicate RMNP Wilderness Area

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined members of the Colorado congressional delegation and local officials today to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Area, nearly 250,000 acres within the park that will be permanently protected from human impacts under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. Salazar also highlighted the Act’s designation of 210,000 acres of federal land on ...

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Upcoming Evening Programs At RMNP Focus On The Art Of Photography

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. - Nature is a Work of Art. Local scientist and photographer, Dr. Mike Gabridge, will present an overview of macro and close-up photography. The emphasis will be on capturing the hidden beauty and elegant simplicity that is normally hidden in nature. By using a wide array of photographi ...

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Upcoming Evening Programs At RMNP Focus On The Art Of Photography

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – Nature Through the Lens- Walt Hester is an award-winning photojournalist who has lived and worked in Estes Park since 2000. While he has been photographing general news and sports for the Estes Park Trail Gazette, he has been in love with the icons and cultures of the "American West" ...

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Prescribed Burn In Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Management Program is planning to conduct a prescribed fire to achieve resource management and hazard fuel reduction objectives. The planned ignition is scheduled for 4/1/09 at approximately 10:00 a.m. if weather conditions allow and is expected to continue until 4/3/09. The pile burn will be located at Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park and will i ...

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Looking For A Few Good Volunteers-Bighorn Brigade Recruitment

Beginning in mid May, a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Bighorn Brigade will be back on duty. This volunteer group helps staff the Sheep Lakes Information Station in Horseshoe Park, one of the premier wildlife viewing areas in Rocky Mountain National Park. Volunteers furnish information to park visitors about bighorn sheep and other park resources protect the migration of bighorn sheep across Hwy ...

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Temporary Closures To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park

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 enable wildlife managers to gather information and ensure that raptors can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season. All closures went in to effect on March 1 and will conti ...

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