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Ice Patches as Sources of Archeological and Paleoecological Data in Climate Change Research in Glacier National Park

Ice patch in Glacier National Park

Ice Patch Project partners (University of Colorado Boulder, University of Wyoming, University of Arizona, the Blackfeet Nation, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation) are working together to document melting of sub-alpine ice patches, some thousands of years old; collect ancient remains of animals and plants to aid in understanding past climates; and protect cultural artifacts associated with Native American hunting and travel in these high-elevation areas in Glacier NP. Read More.


RM-CESU Calendar of Events

September 9-10, 2014: Rocky Mountains CESU Fall Meeting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 

June 3-5, 2014: 2014 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network National Meeting, National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) near Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Partner Calendar of Events

April 17-18, 2015: 3rd Conference of the North American Pika ConsortiumGolden, CO. Conference highlights a diversity of current research and monitoring efforts focused on pikas as an indicator species, including advances in understanding pika ecology and responses to environmental change. 

March 17-19, 2015: 2015 Crown Managers Partnership Forum -Climate, People & Invasive Species: Taking Collective Action to Assure Trans-Boundary Landscape Health in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Lethbridge Alberta.  The Crown Managers Partnership (CMP) is a voluntary multi-jurisdictional, trans-boundary partnership formed in 2001 by a collection of agencies seeking to demonstrate leadership in addressing the environmental management challenges in the Crown of the Continent region.  The annual CMP Forum is an opportunity for participants to share information and explore opportunities for improved interagency cooperation. 

Meetings of Interest

March 25-27, 2015: Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century, UC Berkeley.  The goal of the summit is to envision and contribute to strategies for science for parks and science using parks, for the coming decades. Participants will build on the historic linkage that has continued to grow between NPS and scientists at leading universities and other organizations around the world. 

March 29 - April 2, 2015: 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural, Oakland, CA.

April 1-5, 2015: Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) Conference, Paso, WA. 

April 12-16, 2015: 2015 National Outdoor Recreation Conference – Land, Water, and Conservation: Celebrating the Past and Crafting the Future of Outdoor Recreation, Annapolis, MD 

April 15-19, 2015: Society for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 

April 20-24, 2015: 13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Joint Conference, Boise, ID. Join others from emergency services, state, federal, and local government, industry, NGOs, research, and education. 

June 13-18, 2015: 21st International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Charleston, SC.  

August 2-6, 2015: 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France.

October 5-8, 2015: 13th Biennial Conference of Science & Managaement on the Colorado Plateau and Southwest Region, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. AZ. he 13th Biennial Conference is the preeminent forum for bringing together resource managers and research scientists to discuss findings and management needs associated with the Southwest’s natural and cultural resources.