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Park Continues Work To Control Cheatgrass

Rocky Mountain National Park is proposing an initiative to control cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in areas of the park infested with this exotic invasive plant.  This initiative would extend from September 2008 through 2010 and would include approximately 350 acres. Infestations would be controlled using herbicide and replanted with native seed as needed. Other control methods that do not include the use of h ...

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Mycoblitz Mushroom Survey Held In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park was pleased to host the park’s first-ever Mycoblitz, held in partnership with The Colorado Mycological Society last weekend in the park. Up to 100 citizen scientists participated. This biodiversity study event was designed to sample fungi from habitats throughout the park. Rocky Mountain National Park is typical of many national parks. It has a comprehensive inventory of its ani ...

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Updated National Park DVD Now Available

The Rocky Mountain Nature Association has released an updated DVD edition of Rocky Mountain National Park, Spirit of the Mountains, the official park film shown in visitor centers. Winner of a prestigious Telly award recognizing outstanding local, regional and cable productions, Spirit of the Mountains is now available in an attractive new DVD package featuring English narrative, Spanish narrative, English ...

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Researchers Perform Extensive One Day Survey Of Water Quality In RMNP

Researchers will capture a snapshot-in-time of water quality from 250 locations within and around Rocky Mountain National Park in order to glimpse how spatial differences in climate, pollution, and disturbances like mountain pine beetle are affecting Colorado’s watersheds. On August 12, with the help of more than 70 volunteers, researchers at the National Park Service and the University of Colorado at Bould ...

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Final Remnants Of Golf Course In RMNP To Be Removed

When the National Park Service acquired Stead’s Ranch in Moraine Park from Edgar and Dorothy Stopher in 1962, the property included a 9-hole golf course. While the buildings and above ground infrastructure that were once part of Stead’s Ranch have long since been removed, remnants of the golf course and other below ground foundations and infrastructure remain. ...

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Science Behind The Scenery Series Thursday Nights In RMNP

Back by popular demand, is the Thursday evening Science Behind The Scenery Series in the auditorium at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. The programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Following is the remaining schedule for this summer: August 14-The Architect of Record: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Interested in the unique architecture of the Beaver Mead ...

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National Park Service Announces Natural Resource Award Winners

Six National Park Service (NPS) employees are the 2007 recipients of the Director’s Awards for Natural Resource Stewardship. “The winners share a strong commitment to the restoration and maintenance of our country’s natural heritage,” said Bert Frost, Associate Director of Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. “Their projects and careers epitomize the wide variety of resource management work taking plac ...

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