Rocky Mountain National Park
With the Obama administration nearing the end of its first term, it has a track record for its stance on public lands in general and national parks specifically, and it's not as rosy as many conservationists had hoped for when the president came into office.
Searching for bugs, butterflies, and beetles, along with countless other species, at Rocky Mountain National Park will be one of the highlights of Founder's Day, August 25, when the National Park Service turns 96.
Rocky Mountain National Park boasts one of the most expansive areas of alpine terrain in the United States as well as beautiful forests and mountain meadows. To better understand, appreciate and protect this national treasure, the National Park Service and National Geographic Society are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count and a two-day Biodiversity Festival in late August.
A Colorado man descending a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park with friends was killed when he slipped and slid about 100 feet down a glacier.
Fire Ban Lifted At Rocky Mountain National Park, Fire Restrictions Added At Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks
While a ban on fires at Rocky Mountain National Park has been lifted, fire restrictions have been imposed at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks due to dry conditions.
With a massive wildlfire burning less than 50 miles to the east, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado have instituted a park-wide ban on open fires, even those fueled by charcoal.
If you plan to be anywhere along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, keep an eye out for road cyclists. The Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour is scheduled to be traveling that route on Thursday.
Is A Tiny Beetle Causing Haze In Places Such As Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, And Glacier National Parks?
Is there a connection between climate change, a tiny beetle, and increased haze in the skies over places such as Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks? Research by an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University seems to connect the dots.
Imagine a sprawling "great urban park," stretching roughly 65 miles from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park and tying together national wildlife refuges and the Mile High City's trail systems. It could become a reality under an agreement signed between Interior Department and Colorado officials.
Hazardous tree removal work at Rocky Mountain National Park will be going on through April and May as crews work to battle a years-long bark beetle infestation.
You can add Rocky Mountain National Park to the list of parks that are being scoured for as many species as possible during a 24-hour period, and you can even participate in the inventory.
Wondering what sorts of scientific research is under way at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan on attending the park's biennial reseach conference late this month in Estes Park, Colorado.
Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Perhaps it was good weather, perhaps simply the lure of the mountains, but visitation to Rocky Mountain National Park last year reached 3.3 million, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2010 levels, according to park officials.
While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.