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Beatrice Willard

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 13:27, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
Dr. Beatrice Willard (1925–2003) was an internationally recognized tundra ecologist who made significant contributions to environmental policy in Colorado and the nation. Her research in the Colorado mountains established her as a well-known ecologist, educator, and negotiator. Early...

Beatrice Willard Alpine Tundra Research Plots

Added by yongli on 10/26/2016 - 14:26, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
The Beatrice Willard Alpine Tundra Research Plots were established in 1959 by Beatrice Willard at two high-altitude locations along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Willard’s studies at the plots and elsewhere in the park were among the first to examine how visitors were...

Elk Culling

Added by yongli on 05/10/2016 - 10:56, last changed on 04/19/2021 - 15:57
Culling is a wildlife management practice involving the lethal reduction of a species. It has historically been used as a means to control ungulate (hoofed animal) populations in Colorado and throughout the United States. As recently as 2009, it has been used in combination with other population...

Enos Mills

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 16:21, last changed on 01/25/2020 - 01:07
As a boy and as a man, Enos Mills (1870–1922) lived a remarkable life. His bond with nature and wildlife inspired him to overcome personal hardship and become a successful speaker, author, naturalist, businessman, and driving force behind the creation of Rocky Mountain Natio n al Park . Today,...

Grand County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 12:52, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 01:07
Established in 1874, Grand County lies in the north central Rocky Mountains some sixty-seven miles west of Denver . It is named for the Grand River, an early name for the Colorado River . Encompassing 1,868 square miles, Grand County is bordered to the north by Jackson County , to the northeast by...

Longs Peak

Added by yongli on 07/27/2015 - 15:41, last changed on 09/24/2020 - 01:07
Longs Peak is an icon of the Rocky Mountain landscape. At 14,259 feet, it is one of Colorado’s tallest mountains, the only Fourteener in Rocky Mountain National Park . For more than a century, the mountain has inspired adventuresome men and women to test themselves against its bouldered slopes,...

Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 16:34, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 11:59
The Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building, also known as the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, is one of the most historically and architecturally significant National Park Service buildings in the country. It was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 2001. Designed by Frank Lloyd...

Stanley Hotel

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 15:07, last changed on 11/07/2019 - 12:20
Designed and funded by Freelan Oscar Stanley , the Stanley Hotel opened in 1909 in Estes Park. The first-class resort helped make Estes Park into a tourist destination, especially after the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. In the late twentieth century, the hotel gained...

Trail Ridge Road

Added by yongli on 05/22/2018 - 15:50, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:19
Trail Ridge Road snakes roughly fifty miles across Rocky Mountain National Park , from Estes Park to Grand Lake . Planned and built from about 1929 to 1938, the road provided a safer route across the Continental Divide for the park’s growing number of visitors. Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation...
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