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.

2016 Board of Directors Meeting
Participants in the 2016 Board of Directors/Technical Committee Meeting, Dec. 7, 2016 at the National Bison Range in Montana.

Featured Information

Information Brief - "Checking Rocky's Vital Signs: Rocky Mountain Network Science in the Park"

Rocky NP Brief
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Information Brief - "Checking Glacier's Vital Signs: Rocky Mountain Network Science in the Park"

Glacier NP Brief
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Information Brief - "Monitoring Vegetation and Soils at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site: 2016"

Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS 2016 Brief
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Information Brief - "Monitoring Vegetation and Soils at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: 2016"

Little Bighorn Battlefield NM 2016 Brief
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Journal Article - "Using Structural Equation Modeling to Link Human Activities to Wetland Ecological Integrity at Rocky Mountain National Park"

Ecosphere Journal Article
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Journal - "Ecosphere Special Feature: Science for Our National Parks' Second Century"

Ecosphere Special Feature
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Information Brief - "Using Structural Equation Modeling to Link Human Activities to Wetland Ecological Integrity at Rocky Mountain National Park (2016)"

Rocky Mountain NP Wetlands Information Brief
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Press Release - "Ecological Society of America's Journal Ecosphere Celebrates National Park Service Centennial"

NPS Ecosphere Issue Press Release
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Information Brief - "Five-Needle Pine Monitoring Database for the Rocky Mountains (2016)"

Rocky Mountain Network Information Brief
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Information Brief - "The Influence of Human Disturbance on Upland and Wetland Vegetation in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (2016)"

Florissant Fossil Beds NM Veg Information Brief
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Information Brief - "Wetland Ecological Integrity Monitoring at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (2016)"

Great Sand Dunes NP Wetland Information Brief
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