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

May 22, 2020


This course provides an overview of the history of environmental change in the park with an emphasis on human-caused change. 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 natural environments within the park. Understand how past human activities influence contemporary ecosystems and options for management of natural resources within the park.

(CSM credit available)

Meets at the Field Institute

Instructor: DeAnna Laurel