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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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Celebrated Woodcarver Highlights Beautiful Bird Species

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. “The Art of Carving Birds” Join local resident and award-winning woodcarver Jim Smith as he presents “The Art of Carving Birds.” Ranging in size from a thimble to a coffee table, depending on the species, Jim’s beautiful birds bear a striking resemblance to the real thing. Learn how ...

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Input Needed For Rocky Mountain National Park’s New Fire Management Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are beginning the process of preparing a new Fire Management Plan for the park. The current Fire Management Plan was approved in 1992, and does not fully address the challenges the park now faces with the bark beetle epidemic, other forest health issues, and community wildland fire protection. Park staff would like to hear your ideas about what the new Fire Management Plan ...

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Climber Stranded On Lumpy Ridge Rescued

On Friday evening, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., park dispatch were notified about a stranded climber in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  A seventeen-year-old female from Estes Park, Colorado, was climbing with friends.  Another juvenile friend called dispatch via cell phone and reported that the female was 200 feet above the ground and unable to climb up or down.  She had no climbing equi ...

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