Upcoming Events at RMNP:
2008 Rocky Mountain National Park Research Conference
April 7-9, 2008
When: April 7, 1-4 p.m.,
Topic: Climate Change
April 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Topics: Cultural Resources & History, Air & Water, Plants & Animals
April 9, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Topics: Plants & Animals, Air & Water, Poster Session, Fire
Where: Estes Park Town Board Room
The conference is free and open to the public. Come for one session or stay all three days.
We have something for everyone...fire, carnivores, cheatgrass, trails, climate change, boreal toads, abandoned mines, elk, birds, mercury, YMCA hiking patterns, wet meadows, the water blitz. Our guests from the Tatras will be presenting too.
For more information or to view a complete schedule go to:
We hope to see you at the conference!
Our 2008 Lyceum theme is Learning Lessons: Management Decisions of the Past and Future. As Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial approaches, we feel it is a good time to look at understanding the past (as we are living in the results of decisions made previously), facing the issues of today, and looking forward to the future. We are interested in how real people make real decisions about real problems in the entire Rocky Mountain Region, as well as in the park. The Lyceum schedule runs thru May 17, 2008. The programs are presented on Saturday nights, from 7-8:00 p.m. at our Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium. All programs are free and open to the public.
National Volunteer Week April 28-May 2
To celebrate National Volunteer Week Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting an all-invited volunteer project!
When: Thursday May 1 at 8:30 a.m. The project will be in the morning followed by lunch (bring your own brown bag lunch, we’ll provide drinks and desserts!)*
Where: Fan Lake (lunch in the Horseshoe Park Picnic Area)
What: Vegetation Restoration There will be something for everyone! We’ll need folks to sign-in volunteers, issue equipment, help with lunch set-up and, of course, folks to get down and dirty (literally) planting and performing the next stage of restoration at Fan Lake.
Who: Anyone interested in celebrating the rewards from volunteering. Recruit your friends, neighbors, relatives, that guy you just met on the street, etc. In other words, everyone (and anyone) is invited.
*in case of inclement weather come to the Volunteer Office for fellowship and treats!
To sign-up or if you need more details contact Kathleen at 970-586-1330 or e-mail.