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Hazard Tree Removal To Take Place On Bear Lake Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: October 7, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Beginning on Tuesday, October 9, park staff will conduct hazard tree mitigation by removing select hazard trees along the Bear Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.   Weather permitting, this work should continue through October 18. The work will not take place on Fridays or weekends.       

Depending on where the work is taking place on the trail, hikers will be allowed to go through some sections but other areas will be closed.       

These hazard trees are mainly due to the recent bark beetle outbreak. 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 more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit www.nps.gov/romo

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RMNA has helped Rocky complete more than 40 projects valued at $10 million since 1986. They include the McGraw Ranch, the Fall River Visitor Center, and the Storm Mountain Pass trail. More...