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There's More to This Place than Meets the Eye: 100 Years of Environmental Change in RMNP

  • 1895 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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This course provides an overview of the history of environmental change in the national park, emphasizing human-caused change. We will discuss the history of mining, water engineering, recreational development and tourism, atmospheric inputs of dust and nitrates, wildlife management, and climate change in the context of protecting and restoring the park’s natural environments. The objective of this course is to understand how past human activities influence contemporary ecosystems and options for park natural resource management.