National Park Service

Rocky Mountain I&M Network

About the Rocky Mountain Network

Rocky Mountain National Park Scene
Rocky Mountain National Park scene.

Organization and Responsibilities

A multi-level organization structure has been implemented to ensure that the Rocky Mountain Network operates an effective inventory and monitoring program. This organizational structure comprises a Board of Directors, Technical Committee, scientific and technical partners, and Rocky Mountain Network staff. The Rocky Mountain Network operates with guidance and oversight of the Inventory and Monitoring Division of the NPS Washington Office.

Network Staff

A small group of employees perform the Rocky Mountain Network program's "core activities" focused on long-term ecological monitoring, data management and communication of Rocky Mountain Network results. Permanent Rocky Mountain Network staff includes the Program Manager, Data Manager, Ecologist, and Field Coordinator. Rocky Mountain Network staff also includes Term (full-time but not permanent employees), part-time employees including two Data Management Technicians, and full-time seasonal employees including an Ecologist-Botanist/Field Crew Leader and up to 4 Biological Science Technicians who conduct the bulk of our field monitoring (network contacts page).

The Rocky Mountain Network shares administrative staff (an Administrative Assistant and Budget Analyst) with the other 6 Intermountain Region networks.

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Board of Directors

The Rocky Mountain Network 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.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee advises the Rocky Mountain Network Program Manager on activities and projects for the annual work plan, works closely with Rocky Mountain Network staff to implement monitoring in network parks, and communicates and collaborates with scientific and technical partners about Rocky Mountain Network activities. A key function of the Technical Committee is to develop and communicate alternatives for park management based on monitoring results and information.

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