Restoring a Fragile Ecosystem
A dedicated team of employees from the Vegetation Crew in Rocky Mountain National Park are tasked with restoring a social trail on the fragile alpine tundra. Along the way, Lead Biological Technician Michelle Gibbons, shares her passion and knowledge of the many fascinating tundra plants and gra...
NPS Behind the Scenes: Soundscapes
In this segment of Behind the Scenes, we will be taking a brief look at two projects, one focused on frogs and one on elk.
As different as these topics seem, they have something in common: they both involve studying sound. The science of sound is called acoustics. It’s a relatively new and fasci...
NPS Behind the Scenes: Elk & Vegetation
This video was part of a series titled "The Science Behinds The Scenes" and focused on Rocky's approach to managing elk and vegetation. Hosted By Judy Visty
Biodiversity & RMNP with Edward O. Wilson
Ben Bobowski, PHD, National Park Service, interviews World-Renowned Scientist, Edward O. Wilson about himself, biodiversity and the future of all living organisms.
Climate Change in Rocky
Scott Denning is a climate scientist and professor of atmospheric science. In this clip from our film, 'Nature of the Beasts', Nick talks with Scott about the impact of climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Animation by - Timothy Buck
NPS Behind the Scenes: Air Quality
Biologist Karl Cordova talks about how the Park Service manages air quality in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Bluebird Dam 1902-1990
Rocky Mountain National Park has had many man made structures come and go throughout its history. The most notorious and perhaps infamous were several dams owned by Front Range water interests. No longer practical and structurally unsafe, dams like Bluebird needed to be meticulously disassembled ...
NPS Behind the Scenes: The Mountain Pine Beetle
In this episode of Behind the Scenes at Rocky Mountain National Park, Michael Edwards talks about the Mountain Pine Beetle problem.
(From the National Park Service) Bark beetles are native insects that have shaped the forests of North America for thousands of years. Bark beetles range from Ca...
Video Podcast - Inside The Two Largest Wildfires in Colorado History
How do you manage a wildfire that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before? In 2020 when the two largest wildfires in Colorado history surrounded the town of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park’s Fire Management Officer, Mike Lewelling, relied on twenty years of planning and fire treatments i...
Snowpack in the Rockies
Snowpack in the Rockies is something we’ve been measuring since the days of the great Enos Mills. In this clip from film, ‘Nature of the Beasts’, Nick goes to Niwot Ridge (just south of Rocky Mountain National Park), home to one of the country’s major snow monitoring areas.
Living With Fire
Learn about how we can all live with wildfire and how to do your part to help reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire in the Estes Valley.
Estes Valley is home to several thousand full- and part-time residents, and a vacation destination for over five million visitors a year. With its pr...