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Rocky Mountain National Park Lyceum Series Continues
2011 Lyceum Series "Trying To See The Forest For The Trees: Forest Health In The Rocky Mountains"
Saturday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. Living with Fire: Protecting Communities and Restoring Forests
How can many different groups, each with their own perspectives and interests, work together for forest health? The Front Range Roundtable was formed in 2004 with the mission of "serving as a focal point for diverse stakeholder input into efforts to reduce wildland fire risks and improve forest health through sustained fuels treatment along the Colorado Front Range." The Roundtable is a coalition of individuals from state and federal agencies, local governments, environmental and conservation organizations, the academic and scientific communities, and industry and user groups, all with a commitment to forest health and fire risk mitigation along Colorado's Front Range. So far, it is working as a very successful model.
Join Ms.Gali Beh, the President of Beh Management Consulting, Inc. and the current facilitator for the Front Range Roundtable, as she shares how 10 Front Range counties and more than 200 people from more than 75 organizations have worked together to increase funding for forest treatments, reduce the cost of forest treatments, ensure local leadership and planning, and set clear priorities and ensure progress against common goals related to forest health in the 21st century.
The theme of the 2011 Lyceum Series is "Trying To See The Forest For The Trees: Forest Health In The Rocky Mountains." The forests in and around Rocky Mountain National Park provide wonderful benefits such as water, recreation, wildlife habitat, timber, and other forest products. They are, however, vulnerable to a wide variety of stressors. RMNP will invite regional experts to answer visitor questions on insects, diseases, exotics, invasives, wildfire, prescribed burns, ozone/pollutants, wildlife/biodiversity, watersheds, soils, and forests as indicators of climate change.
The Lyceum schedule runs through May 14. Financial support for the lyceum series is provided by the park's nonprofit partner, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Programs are free and open to the public. They are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call (970) 586-1206.