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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

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.

Partner Calendar of Events

March 15-17, 2016: 2016 Crown Managers Partnership Forum:  We Need the Needles: Coordinating Action to Conserve 5-Needle Pine Forests in the Crown of the ContinentFernie, British Columbia.  The 2016 Forum will bring together managers, tribes, First Nations, NGOs, industry, researchers and community members interested in working together to significantly advance efforts to restore five-needle pine forests (whitebark and limber pine) across all land ownerships in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. This Forum will also feature new scientific recommendations on how to effectively restore these species given the challenges associated with rapid climate change. Please register by March 7th.

February 23 to 25, 2016: Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands Conference, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Great Basin Consortium, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and Utah State University are co-sponsoring this conference to continue sharing the latest information and to plan for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems. Session topics are listed below.  Early Bird Registration is $175 and is available until January 22, 2016. Regular registration will be available after Jan. 22 until Feb. 17, 2016, for $200.  Online streaming will be available for $75. Please see our website for details:  

Meetings of Interest 

May 16-20, 2016: 2016 River Management Symposium, and National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Boise, ID.