Nitrogen pollution from cars, power plants and agriculture is affecting remote areas of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain Ecology
Land donated by a prominent rancher in the San Luis Valley is the basis for the USFWS’ Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area.
Research derived from ponderosa pine forests in the Southwest indicates that while low-severity surface fires are common historically, today’s large-scale forest fires are enabled by fire-suppression efforts and other human activities.
While 4.2 million acres of national forest land is declared roadless, the 2012 rule allows for energy development and road construction in some areas.
Conservation group suggests several measures to mitigate impacts.
Measurements at Niwot Ridge research station west of Boulder indicate changes to Colorado mountain zones are underway.
Two groups let the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know they intend to sue because of the agency’s decision to not offer the plains bison endangered species protection.