Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and Rocky Mountain Conservancy (RMC) are hosting a virtual Science Behind the Scenery Webinar Series in lieu of the traditional Biennial Research Conference. The park hosts one of the largest research programs in the National Park System, with nearly 100 research permits active each year. Park research partners come from other federal agencies, the State of Colorado, and universities around the world. The webinar series will highlight research that supports high-priority resource management initiatives in RMNP.
The Science Behind the Scenery Webinar Series is free and open to all interested members of the community. The five-part webinar series will run February 15 through March 15 with webinars every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST. Each webinar will focus on one resource topic and will include 2-3 research presentations followed by a Question & Answer panel with researchers and park managers.
Feb. 15 – Shifting Species: Population Response to Change
Feb. 22 – Landscape Stewardship: Restoring Riparian Processes
Mar. 1 – Seeds of Wisdom: Understanding Forests and Fires in RMNP
Mar. 8 – Seen and Unseen: Visitation Impacts on Natural Resources
Mar. 15 – Striking a Balance: Addressing Visitation and Impacts
A complete presentation schedule is available at: https://www.nps.gov/rlc/continentaldivide/research-conference.htm.
One-time registration is required at: https://tinyurl.com/RMNPWebinarRegistration. After registration, you will receive reminder emails with a personalized link to join each webinar right to your inbox.
Please distribute this message widely to any interested partners, collaborators, organizations, or individuals. We look forward to seeing you virtually to explore research happening in YOUR national park!
Questions? Reach out to Paige Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)