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Rocky Mountain National Park Gives Donation To Ambulance Fund

On  March 18, Rocky Mountain National Park staff presented a $2,500 donation to the Quota Club Estes Park Medical Center (EPMC) Ambulance Fund in recognition of ongoing services provided by Dr. Scott Chew. Dr. Chew, who is an emergency room physician with the Estes Park Medical Center, has been the park’s Physician Advisor for twelve years. Dr. Chew provides program oversight for basic and Advanced Life Sup ...

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RMNP Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations In Park

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming 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 crews ha ...

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Woodcarving Program At RMNP

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. - Motivations of a Wood Carver. Art can be a deeply personal form of expression. Hear from Loveland woodcarver Paul Price about where he finds inspiration for his popular caricatures, critters, and hiking sticks. A little basswood or butternut, a good carving knife, and an eye for deta ...

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Lyceum Programs At RMNP

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.-Small Mountain Owls-Ornithologist and artist, Scott Rashid is inspired by the small owls that inhabit Rocky Mountain National Park; the Northern Pygmy-Owl, the Flammulated Owl, the Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Boreal Owl.  Scott will present a brief description of the bird’s natural hi ...

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Update On Culling Operations At Rocky Mountain National Park

Culling operations have concluded at Rocky Mountain National Park for this winter. Forecasts of the number of female elk to be culled last September suggested that up to 100 animals may be taken to keep the population within historic numbers. Recent modeling of historic data as well as two surveys completed by the park within the last few weeks suggests that 30 to 40 female elk should be culled, and that th ...

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Changes At Glacier Basin Campground

Extensive beetle mitigation work continues at a variety of locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, including Glacier Basin Campground, on the east side of the park.  Many trees in the Glacier Basin Campground have been killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.  However, some pockets of trees have been saved by annual spraying.  Removal of dead trees and standing lone trees reduce the risk associated w ...

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Bear Lake Road Phase 2 Reconstruction Planning Efforts

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), is proposing to reconstruct a five-mile section of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is Phase 2 of the project and would complete the reconstruction of the entire road.  Phase 1 reconstruction, which extended 4.3 miles from the Park & Ride parking lot to Bear Lake, was completed in 2004. P ...

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Jim Disney Presents Lyceum Program On Finding Artistic Inspiration In Rocky

2009 Lyceum Series-Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. don’t miss artist Jim Disney as he presents “The Art of Seeing Rocky Mountain National Park,” a discussion about finding artistic inspiration in the natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park combined with a digital presentation of photographs, paintings & drawings. Jim will ...

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