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Project Spotlight

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

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

October 1-2, 2013: Rocky Mountains CESU Fall Meeting, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO.  The schedule includes:

October 1st
PM – Managers Meeting: We will have presentations by the two RM-CESU 2013 award winners and well as a panel on natural Resource Monitoring  Agenda

October 2nd
RM-CESU Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Partner Calendar of Events


September 17-20, 2014: This Land Is Your Land: Toward a Better Understanding of Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  This symposium will bring together a variety of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing nature-based resiliency-building and restorative experiences for Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Delegates will include scientists researching the resiliency-building and restorative power of nature-based experiences, representatives from a cross section of organizations providing nature-based outings, and interested others from across the allied health professions.

October 5-9, 2014: Pathways 2014 Conference: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management, Estes Park, CO.  Pathways is the premier scientific meeting for academic and government researchers, students, agency scientists, land managers, NGO representatives, and other individuals who are interested in the human dimensions of fish and wildlife management issues. The theme this year is Common Futures.

October 6‒8, 2014: 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.  The Greater Yellowstone biennial scientific conference series, initiated in 1991, encourages awareness and application of wide-ranging, high-caliber scientific work on the region's natural and cultural resources. These conferences, with the active involvement of professional societies and other institutions, provide a much-needed forum for knowledge-sharing among hundreds of researchers, park managers, and the general public. They attract world-class speakers and are interdisciplinary by design. 

Meetings of Interest

September 15-18, 2014: MtnClim 2014, Consortium for Integrated Climate Research on Western Mountains 7th Biennial Conference, Midway, UT

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