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    Rocky Mountain

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2008 Lyceum Series Continues

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Date: March 10, 2008
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Saturday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
National Park Service Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network A Climate of Change: Landscapes and Species in the Rocky Mountains

Join Terrestrial Ecologist, Daniel J. Manier, as he discusses the natural and modified dynamics of ecological systems, with examples of current issues of concern like wildlife, bark beetles and climate.

Public awareness continues to increase concerning complex ecological systems in the West. The widespread influence of the climate on every system around the globe does not mean that all places, ecosystems, and species are affected equally by the warming trend. Climate warming is one among a set of factors driving the patterns and processes of ecosystems in the Rocky Mountain region. Come learn more about those different factors. What have we done, where are we going, what can we expect?

The park’s 2008 Lyceum theme is “Learning Lessons: Management Decisions of the Past and Future.” As Rocky Mountain National Park's centennial approaches, it is a good time to explore decisions made in the past, face the issues of today, and look forward to the future. How do real people make real decisions about real problems in the entire Rocky Mountain Region, as well as in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Lyceum schedule runs through May 17, 2008. Financial support for the lyceum series is provided by the park’s nonprofit partner, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Programs are held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and are free and open to the public.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of folks throwing snowballs in front of the snow-covered Alpine Visitor Center

The coldest temperature inside the Alpine Visitor Center during the winter is rarely below 20 degrees. The snow insulates the building when it is closed for the winter.