October 1-2, 2013: Rocky Mountains CESU Fall Meeting, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO. The schedule includes:
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
RM-CESU Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
July 30, 2013: 10th annual Waterton-Glacier Science & History Day, Community Building in the Headquarters area of Glacier National Park, MT.
May 16, 2013: RM-CESU Spring Conference Call
February 25, 2013: RM-CESU Gets the Montana parks together for a webinar on research and technical assistance needs The RM-CESU, Kathy Tonnessen and Pei-Lin Yu (National Park Service) and Lisa Gerloff (University of Montana), convened a webinar to talk with our resource managers in Glacier NP, Little Bighorn Battlefield NM, and Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS.
During the webinar, which included resource management and science staff from the NPS- IMR and the Rocky Mountain I&M Network, we asked a representative from each park to present the “Big Issues” in Resource management for their park, and their “Needs for Research, Technical Assistance and Education”.
Among the three Montana parks there was a varied menu of Natural and Cultural Resource needs, including how to control invasive weeds, how to get archives assistance, and how to deal with livestock grazing in riparian areas. The RM-CESU representatives looked back at accomplishments in FY12, and then made recommendations on how the parks might use the RM-CESU agreement to get their needs met in FY13. The park representatives agreed that the research and technical assistance “needs list” are valuable to inform the academic community about how to get involved with parks. The three Montana parks will be working with Lisa Gerloff to update these lists.
We hope to do a series of these park webinars, to allow parks to exchange information on their resource management issues, and to get those needs for research, technical assistance and education communicated to the RM-CESU partners.
October 8-10, 2012: 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY. Theme: Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making. The conference will bring together scientists, managers, and other decision makers to examine resource challenges in Greater Yellowstone from a variety of perspectives. The goals are to exchange science-based information relevant to management and to identify resource challenges that demand new research. Call for Abstracts: March 1- May 15, 2012 Early Bird Registration (discounted): June 1-September 14, 2012 Regular Registration: September 14, 2012 conference. Proceedings from the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, “Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species,” are available here.
October 4-5, 2012: Rocky Mountains CESU Fall Meeting, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO. The schedule includes:
AM - Metro State Outreach Visit: Jim Burchfield (UM), Kathy Tonnessen (NPS), Pei-lin Yu (NPS), and Lisa Gerloff (UM) will be touring the campus and visiting with Metro State administration and faculty. All Executive committee members are welcome to participate.
PM – Managers Meeting: We will engage with local federal managers on their current and upcoming research, technical assistance and education needs. We will also be having research presentations by the three RM-CESU 2012 award winners. Agenda
RM-CESU Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Partner Calendar of Events
October 11-12, 2013: The first Conference of the American Indigenous Research Association, Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.
October 24-25, 2013: 3rd annual conference of the Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. The conference theme will be "The Future of Development," focusing on current research that provides foundation and direction for promising lines of future scientific inquiry on Development, with an emphasis on works that crosscut social, economic, political, and ecological spheres.
November 21, 2013: Volcanic Forest Soils of the Pacific Northwest, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Rocky Mountain Research Station teamed with the University Idaho in organizing the Volcanic Forest Soils of the Pacific Northwest workshop.
Meetings of Interest