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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Fall Prescribed Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to conduct prescribed burning in an area south of Trail Ridge Road.  Managers will burn multiple segments totaling up to 200-900 acres.  The primary goal of the project is to reduce the threat of wildland fire to adjacent communities and park infrastructure by using prescribed fire to reduce the f ...

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Supt. Speaks About Modern Indian Identity

Superintendent Gerard Baker of Mount Rushmore National Memorial will speak at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, September 18, 2008. The talk will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open and free to the public. It is the second Randy Jones Memorial Lecture, jointly sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West and the National Park Service. S ...

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September Saturday Evening Programs At Beaver Meadows Visitor Center In RMNP

All programs are at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Saturday, September 20-The Wild Bunch. What are those small creatures scurrying around Bear Lake? Is it a chipmunk or a squirrel? Are they important? Squirrels, chipmunks and marmots are some of Rocky’s smaller wildlife - but wild they are! Come learn about their lifestyle and even hear a “tall tale” about a tiny animal. ...

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Climbers Reminded To Practice Leave No Trace Ethics

Rocky Mountain National Park has always been known for an abundance of spectacular alpine rock climbing and mountaineering. Recently, bouldering, the practice of climbing on boulders that often includes difficult gymnastic-type moves performed close to the ground, has also become popular in the park. Boulders in Chaos Canyon and near Emerald Lake have become frequent destinations for climbers seeking to pra ...

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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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