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Lily Lake Roadside Pile Burn Planned For April

If conditions allow, Rocky Mountain National Park staff are planning to burn piles located in the Lily Lake area along Highway 7. These piles were generated in a hazardous fuels reduction project designed to generate a potential barrier in case of wildfire. The park plans to light the piles when wind speeds, directions and smoke dispersion are favorable. Because the piles are next to Highway 7, there is a s ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue At RMNP

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle management program. In recent years, bark beetles h ...

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Planning Phase Underway For Commercial Climbing Services In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently in the planning phase to develop a commercial services strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park. Currently, the park allows one guided climbing services provider. During 2014, park staff will conduct market analysis of guided climbing through issuing limited Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for guided technical climbing in the park. The use asso ...

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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 ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures started on March 1 and will continue through Ju ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Plans Underway

Come learn about Rocky Mountain National Park’s exciting Centennial plans and how you can get involved on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. Anniversary Coordinator Barbara Scott will provide an update at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. The year-long Centennial Celebration will kick-off on September 4, 2014, the 99th anniversary of Rocky’s dedication as a national park. A R ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Recruits Volunteer Groups For This Summer

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are looking for organized groups and families to assist with a variety of projects at the park this summer. The work ranges from assisting park firefighters on a fuels reduction project to protect the park and surrounding neighbors, working on native plant restoration or assisting the park's trail crew on trail rehabilitation and some flood recovery efforts. There are a ra ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Offers Ranger-Led Snowshoe Ecology Walks

Rocky Mountain National Park offers ranger-led snowshoe ecology walks for beginner-level snowshoers on the east side, and for beginner and intermediate-level snowshoers and cross-country skiers on the west side of the park. Reservations are required and there is no additional fee beyond the regular park entrance fee. For beginners, the snowshoe program is a two-hour exploration of the natural world of the s ...

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No Entrance Fee To Rocky Mountain National Park Valentine’s Weekend

Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating Presidents Day with free entrance for an entire weekend, which happens to be Valentine’s Day Weekend as well. From Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, no entrance fee will be collected at park gates. This means that you can play all weekend long! Go sledding, snowshoeing, fishing, back-country or Nordic skiing, and more. Gear can be rented and guide ...

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