Parks in this Network
About the Rocky Mountain Network
ROMN employees determine the placement of a monitoring plot on an unnamed peak in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
Organization and Responsibilities
A multi-level organization structure has been implemented to ensure that the ROMN operates an effective inventory and monitoring program. This organizational structure comprises a Board of Directors, Technical Committee, scientific and technical partners, and ROMN staff. The ROMN operates with guidance and oversight of the Inventory and Monitoring Division of the Washington Office.
A small group of employees perform the ROMN program's "core activities" focused on long-term ecological monitoring, data management and communication of ROMN results. Permanent ROMN staff includes the Program Manager, Data Manager, Ecologist, and Field Coordinator. ROMN staff also includes Term (full-time but not permanent employees) and part-time ROMN employees include two Data Management Technicians, an Ecologist-Botanist/Field Crew Leader, and 4 Biological Science Technicians who conduct the bulk of our field monitoring (Netowork contacts page).
The ROMN shares administrative staff (an Administrative Assistant and Budget Analyst) with the other 6 Intermountain region networks.
Board of Directors
The ROMN Board of Directors provides guidance, oversight and advocacy in the development and implementation of the I&M program for the six parks of the Network. The Board is committed to fostering an atmosphere of fairness, trust, and mutual respect among the Network partners. It will pursue a holistic approach in guiding the planning and implementation of the I&M program using scientifically credible standards, while serving the needs of all Network partners.
The Technical Committee advises the ROMN Program Manager on activities and projects for the annual work plan, works closely with ROMN staff to implement monitoring in network parks, and communicates and collaborates with scientific and technical partners about ROMN activities. A key function of the Technical Committee is to develop and communicate alternatives for park management based on monitoring results and information.