August 25, 2015
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Numerous scientists have presented as part of the Centennial Science Behind The Scenery Programs at Rocky Mountain National Park. This series of programs highlights scientific activity and learning in the park. Each week a different scientist conducting research in the park has shared their experiences and discoveries.
This Thursday, August 27, join Lindsay Ringer as she presents Bringing Back Native Plants After Bear Lake Road Construction. The biodiversity of national parks is what we love about natural gems such as Rocky Mountain National Park. Unfortunately, with construction, soil resources are impacted that can alter the direction of plant establishment and encourage growth of weedy, annual species. In addition, weeds like cheatgrass move in. Lindsay is a master's student with a passion for research questions that address plant-soil relationships. This presentation will talk about the soil response and restoration on Bear Lake Road since the road construction.
This is the last presentation in the Science Behind the Scenery series for 2015.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.