2016 - Projects


Amish, Steve, Cutthroat trout hybridization and population genetics in the Lamar River Park Unit: Yellowstone National Park (Report)

Callaway, Ragan, Development of an early detection of invasive plantsmonitoring protocol for the Mojave Desert Network Inventory and Monitoring Program (Report)

Condon, Phil, Science Communication Internship at the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center, Glacier National Park, Summer 2016 (Report)

Duffield, John, Research and Analysis of Socioeconomic Impacts of Alternative Fish and Aquatic Management and Restoration Actions in Glacier National Park (Report)

Freimund, Wayne, An evaluation of the Vegetation Ecology Program at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Arco, ID(Report)

Freimund, Wayne, Visitor use monitoring for Glacier National Park (Report)

Hebblewhite, Mark, Testing whether bison grazing has altered vegetation phenology in Yellowstone National Park (Report)

Lukacs, Paul, Detection and avoidance of whales by cruise ships in Glacier Bay National Park (Report)

MacDonald, Douglas, Historic Trails of Yellowstone Phase 3: Complete Cultural Property Forms and MPDF (Report)

MacDonald, Douglas, Yellowstone Lake Locale Cultural Resource Survey (Report)

Mitchel, MikeParks, People, and Prey: Direct and Indirect Effects on Mountain Goat Ecology in Glacier National Park (Report)

Patterson Michael, 2016-17 Jerry O’Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship Program 

2016 Fellowship Awardees:
Elena Nikolaeva, PhD candidate – Resource Conservation, University of Montana:  Exploring knowledge, perceptions and benefits of a “peace park” designation in Glacier National Park 

Andrew Spencer, M.S, Hydrological Engineering, Montana Tech: Relationships between irrigation fluctuations and ground or surface water temperatures, Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Patterson, Mike, Rocky Mountains CESU Program Support (Report)

Rice, Peter, FY16-FY17 Develop Plant Phenology Documentation Program at Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS (Report)

Shaw, Glenn (Montana Tech), Stream Ecological Integrity Monitoring at Grant-Kohrs RanchRelative to Clark Fork Restoration and Remediation, 2015-2020 (Report)

Six, Diana, Assessment of Ponderosa Pine Resistance to Mountain Pine Beetle (Report)


Adams, Ed, Snowroad Deterioration and Oversnow Vehicle Impact Study (Report)

Fisher, John, First People’s Buffalo Jump NHL Processing of Archaeological Materials for Curation (Report)

Guy, Christopher, Lake Trout Population Modeling and Annual Assessment of Suppression Netting on Yellowstone Lake (Report)

Olsen Bret, FY15 – FY 18 Promote Preservation of Resources through Monitoring at Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS – Years 4 - 7 (Report)

Whitlock, Cathy, Conserve Native Fish and Examine Utility of Environmental DNA in the Upper Gibbon River, Yellowstone National Park (Report)

Whitlock, Cathy, Improve Online Resource Information for the Public, Yellowstone National Park (Report)

Whitlock, Cathy, Provide Technical Assistance to the Greater Yellowstone Network, National Park Service (Report)


Wilson, Patrick, Innovations in Communicating Science at Yellowstone National Park (Report)


Caffrey, Maria, Providing Sea Level Change and Storm Surge Projections for All Coastal Parks (Report)

Hinckley, Eve-Lyn, Rocky Mountain Inventory and Monitoring Network Stream Ecological Integrity Monitoring, Water Chemistry Project (Report)

Ray, Chris, Developing a protocol for long-term population monitoring and habitat projections for a climate-sensitive Rocky Mountain sentinel species (Report)

Vincent, Kim, The effects of terrestrial carbon inputs on lake productivity and phytoplankton communities along an elevational gradient in the Colorado Rockies (Report)


Arnold, Suzanne, Teacher Ranger Teacher Program (Report)

Moreno, Rafael, Cooperative GIS Internship with the NPS Intermountain Region (Report)

Noel, Tom, SWBRPP Internship (Report)

Thomas, Deborah, Assist with Air Resources Management Activities and Contribute to Projects that Present NPS Air Resources Information to Park Units and the Public (Report)

Vlahos, EkateriniScientific Milestones for the Centennial Issue of Park Science (Report)


Aldridge, Cameron, Long-term monitoring of white-tailed ptarmigan at Rocky Mountain National Park: understanding the population decline and potential for recovery (Report)

Alexander, Ruth, In-Depth Historical Research & Documentation, Phase 3 (Report)

Anderson, Ashley, Effective communication of Natural Resource Conditions in Parks (Report)

Azimi-Sadjadi, Mahmood R., Development, testing, and refinement of engineering systems for monitoring acoustic resources and other environmental conditions in National Parks (Report)

Bailey, Larissa, Utilizing standard population analysis tools (e.g., Program MARK) to inform a Structured Decision Making Approach to determine optimal management actions for the Endangered Boreal Toad (Report)

Bailey, Larissa, Utilizing standard population analysis tools (e.g., Program MARK) to determine abundance and trends in ROMO boreal toad breeding sites incorporating 2016 data (Report)

Baker, Daniel, Answering Ecological Management Questions for Coastal National Parks Using GIS Tools (Report)

Bend, Ron, Outside Science (inside parks) Web-based Videos (Report)

Bend, RonDevelop videos for climate change and natural resource topics (Report)

Berger, Joel, Novelty in a Predator-Prey System Facillitated by Humans and Climate: Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears, and Muskoxen (Report)

Boone, Randall, Predict Condor Range Expansion to Reduce Development Threats (Report)

Champ, Joseph, Content Evaluation of the Response to the Centennial Find Your Park campaign (Report)

Champ, JospehWhite-Nose Syndrome in Bats Outreach Communication Plan (Report)

Collett, Jeffrey, Analysis of findings from the Bakken Air Quality Study and the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Experiment (FRAPPE) and Reactive Nitrogen Deposition Monitoring in Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Collett, Jr., Jeffrey, Air quality and air pollution sources in several western National Parks (Report)

Collett, Jeffrey, Characterizing air quality in Theodore Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain National Parks (Report)

Cooper, DavidConnect Visitors to the Historic Landscape through Restoration of the Core Battlefield at Palo Alto Battlefield NHP (Report)

Cooper, David, Develop Phase 3 Restoration Plan for Halstead Meadow, Sequoia National Park, CA (Report)

Cooper, David, Final Restoration Design for Lulu City Wetland, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (Report)

Cooper, David, Identification and Assessment of Degraded Wetland Areas in National Park Service Units within the Intermountain Region (Report)

Cooper, David, Restore Wetland Habitat at the Ababandoned Glacier Creek Livery Facility, Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Cooper, David, Seeps and Springs of Colorado National Monument: Ecology and Visitor Impact Assessment (Report)

Finchum, Ryan, International Research and Initiatives (Report)

Finchum, Ryan, Rocky Mountain National Park–Colorado State University Undergraduate Student Internship Program (Report)

Gage, Edward, Quantifying riparian canopy structure and developing a baseline for monitoring and restoration using terrestrial lidar surveys (Report)

Hand, Jenny, Assistance for Visibility Data Analysis and Image Display (Report)

Hannah, Judith, Inventorying and Monitoring Natural Resources Status and Trends in the National Park System – Geologic Resources Inventory (Report)

Hobbs, TomEffects of Chronic Wasting Disease on Elk Population Dynamics in Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Hooten, Mevin, Development of a statistical adaptive monitoring framework for sea otters in Glacier Bay, Alaska  (Report)

Howkins, Adrian, Environmental History Story Map of Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Job, Jacob, Sounds of Nature & Stories from Science (Report)

Jones, David, Preparing Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) for Dinosaur National Park (Report)

Jones, David, Vegetation Inventory and Mapping at Big Thicket National Preserve and Gulf Islands National Seashore in support of the NPS Vegetation Inventory Program (Report)

Laituri, Melinda, Cooperative Research and Support for Cultural Resource Condition Assessments and Cultural GIS Data Management (Report)

Laituri, Melinda, Digital Asset Management, Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems, and Mobile Mapping Research and Development for the NPS RISD Program (Report)

Laituri, Melinda, Water Rights Activity Assessment, and Water Rights Records Research and Management in Protection of Water and Aquatic Resources of Units of the National Park System (Report)

Lemly, Joanna, Enhanced Wetland Monitoring in Rocky Mountain CESU Network Parks (Report)

Loftis, Jim, Water Resources Tools and Database Development (Report)

McClure, Shawn, Intermountain West Data Warehouse (Report)

McGrath, Dan, Glacier and perennial snowfield mass balance of Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO): Historic, Modern and Future (Report)

Moore, John, North Coast and Cascades Biodiversity Leadership Academy - Engaging Young Scientists in Conservation of Park Ecosystems (Report)

Noon, Barry, Climate Change Impacts Assessment of Boreal Toads (Anaxyrus boreas boreas) (Report)

Payne, Sarah, A History of Mammoth Hot Springs Publication (Report)

Payne, Sarah, Complete Determination of Eligibility Forms for Park Buildings and Structures (Report)

Payne, Sarah, Completion of Determination of Eligibility for Park Historic Districts Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Payne, Sarah, Mission 66 Era Resources of Yellowstone Phase 3 (Report)

Payne, Sarah, Peale Island Cabin Historic Structure Report (Report)

Rathburn, Sara, 2016 Electrical Resistivity Imaging for Phase I Effectiveness Monitoring: Upper Colorado River, Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Rathburn, Sara, Wood Loading and Jam Characteristics Following Disturbances on the Upper Colorado River (Report)

Spraker, Terry, Scientific Investigation of Wildlife Disease Outbreaks (Report)

Spraker, Terry, Technical Assistance for Veterinary Pathology and Diagnostic Services for NPS Wildlife Species (Report)

Stallones, LorannPromoting One Health and Conservation through Student Internships (Report)

Stevens, Joe, Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project at Niobrara National Scenic River and Missouri National Recreation River in support of the NPS Vegetation Inventory Program the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division (Report)

Stevens, Joe, Vegetation Mapping Information Management and Delivery in support of the NPS Vegetation Inventory Program, the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division (Report)

Teel, Tara, Collaborative Management for Controversial Natural Resource Issues (Report)

Warnock, Andrew, Utilizing Natural Resource Information to Create STEM Lessonsfor K-12 Students (Report)

Wittemyer, George, Sounds of Nature & Stories from Science (Report)

Zimmerman, Donald, Web and Social Media Guidance and Support for Natural Resource Topics (Report)


Brunson, Mark, Developing and Integrating Landscape-Scale Context into Natural Resource Condition Assessments (NRCAs) and Preparing NRCA Reports for Intermountain Region Parks (Report)

Brunson, Mark, Preparing Natural Resource Condition Assessments (NRCAs) for Seven Intermountain Region Park Units (Report)

Finley, Judson, Conduct an Archeological Inventory Survey of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Report)

Monz, Christopher, An assessment of informal trails and visitor created sites in Rocky Mountain National Park (Report)

Smith, Jordan, National Park Service / Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Washington DC Graduate Student Fellowship (Report)


Le, LenaGeorge Washington Carver National Monument – Demographic Study (Report)

Le, LenaGlen Canyon National Recreation Area visitor study (Report)


Abernethy, Ian, Devils Tower Bat Roost and Habitat Assessment (Report)

Dillon,Michael, UWNPS Research Center Support, 2016-17 (Report)

Gerow, Ken, Biostatistics Support for NPS Fire Ecology Program (Report)

Harrington, Patrick, YPP: Lockhart Right-of-Way Fence(Report)

Jones, George, Devils Tower Plant Inventory and Vegetation Assessment (Report)

Kauffman, Matt, How well do Yellowstone bison use the spring greenup conditions during migration to breeding areas? (Report)

Keinath, Douglas, Porcupine Monitoring and Citizen Science (Report)

Korfanta, Nicole & Beauvais, Gary, Natural Resource Condition Assessments:  Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Scotts Bluff National Monument, and Badlands National Park (Report)

McElroy, Brandon, Hydrologic Control, Formative Geometry, and Physical Habitat of Sandbars in the Niobrara River, Nebraska (Report)

Page, Michael, Mammoth Corrals Locale Cultural Resource Survey (Report)

Peterson, Marcia, Jenny Lake Archaeological Data Recovery Project (Report)

Schmidt, Larry, Digital Herbariums for Multiple National Park Sites (Report)

Tronstad, Lusha, Yellowstone Lake Plankton 30 Years After Invasion by Lake Trout Park Unit:  Yellowstone National Park (Report)


Brownlee, Matt, Outreach to support Every Kid in the Park campaign and Urban Ranger Program (Report)

Brownlee, Matt, Youth Development and Urban Outreach:  Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (Report)

Chandrasekhar, Divya,  Impact Assessment of Natural and Cultural Resource (NCR) Recovery Support Function (RSF) under the National Disaster Recovery Framework (Report)


Barber, JesseBats, people, and properties: conservation and conflict in Grand Teton National Park (Report)


 Aune, Keith, Population Genetics and Viability Analyses for NPS and FWS Bison Herds (Report)