Rocky Mountain

Trails are largely experienced from two approaches: forward and reverse. Sure, differences in height can result in slight differences in how they are experienced, but those differences are minimal. Hiking around Fern Lake. Yet, these perspectives are complicated by each viewer’s past. Every sight they’ve seen, every...

They’re everywhere. They’re crowding the Safeway, the local cafes, and the streets of downtown. They’re screeching to halts in the middle of the road to catch glimpses of elk and to snap a few photographs. Yet...

A few weeks back, I thought of national parks as static. I thought of the world around them as developing at an ever increasing pace while they stayed the same.Yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. National parks, specifically Rocky Mountain National Park, is the...

On June 11, 2019, Environment for the Americas' (EFTA) Latino Outreach Coordinator, and I completed a site visit at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. We were about an hours drive from Boulder, Colorado, where EFTA's office is located, when the...

Greetings from Southern California! My name is Alyssa Canova. This summer, I am interning as a Biology Assistant for 1) Yellowstone National Park’s Center for Resources and 2) the Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network. I graduated from the University of California Riverside last year...

This summer, in addition to assisting with citizen science projects, my focus will be on glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park. This will take the form of an institutional memory project (a collection of scientific papers, a timeline of scientific research, a brief, and a...

This past Tuesday I found myself at McGraw Ranch, a complex nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Here gentle, forested hills converge at a stream that traces the front periphery of the complex and feeds into a small, tranquil pond. McGraw Ranch The pond at...

As the MOSAICS internship is coming to a close, and my time in Rocky Mountain in nearing an end, I'd like to review my time here and where I'll be going forward.  Overall, I've learned a lot in my weeks here in the Park, especially...

Before coming to Estes Park for my internship, I did not know what to expect.  I had never lived in a small mountain town where the tourist seem to outnumber the residents and was anxious to see what it would be like.  I remember the...