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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

October 5, 2015: Colorado Plateau/ Desert Southwest/Rocky Mountains Joint CESU Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ. CESU meeting is in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region, October 5-8. The three CESUs are organizing the following science session: The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Their Impact on the Colorado Plateau and Beyond.

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. 

April 13-17, 2015: The University of Montana Native American Law Students Association Annual Indian Law Week. Missoula, MT This year’s theme is “Law, Culture and the Environment.”

Meetings of Interest 

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 & Management 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.