National Park Service

Rocky Mountain I&M Network

Rocky Mountain Inventory & Monitoring Network

Compass in the Mountains
Rocky Mountain Network employees on an unnamed peak at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

The Rocky Mountain Network is one of 32 vital signs monitoring networks across the National Park Service (NPS). The Rocky Mountain Network comprises six units: Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana; and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The six Rocky Mountain Network parks are located in the central and southern Rocky Mountain Cordillera, roughly along a NNW–SSE axis that follows the Continental Divide. Although this is an extremely diverse region, all six Rocky Mountain Network parks share ecological similarities. These units also have a tradition of working together and are within the same NPS region.


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Resource Brief - "Five-Needle Pine Monitoring Database for the Rocky Mountains (2016)"

Rocky Mountain Network Resource Brief
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Resource Brief - "Monitoring of Stream Ecological Integrity in Rocky Mountain National Park (2016)"

Rocky Mountain NP Resource Brief
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Veg Monitoring Report - "Vegetation Composition, Structure, and Soils Monitoring at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Rocky Mountain Network (2010-2014)"

Little Bighorn Battlefield NM Veg Monitoring Report
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Information Brief - "Vegetation Composition, Structure, and Soils Monitoring in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument: Rocky Mountain Network"

Florissant Fossil Beds NM Veg Information Brief
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Information Brief - "Wetland Well Removal Project in Rocky Mountain National Park"

Rocky Mountain NP Well Removal Brief
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Information Brief - "Pikas in Peril Research Project: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - Summary and Results"

Great Sand Dunes NP Pika Brief
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Information Brief - "Pikas in Peril Research Project: Rocky Mountain National Park - Summary and Results"

Rocky Mountain NP Pika Brief
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