Many of our most common summer species actually spend more of their lives in another country. Nic will compare and contrast tropical and native species of birds. He emphasizes population declines and the need for conservation here in the Roaring Fork Watershed, in the tropics, and on stopover locations along migration corridors.Find out more »
Naturalist Night: Snowmelt to Streamflow – How Vulnerable Are Our Mountain Rivers to Climate and Forest Change?
Watersheds within the Upper Colorado River Basin, like most snow-dominated headwaters, are considered especially vulnerable to climate change as evidence suggests warming trends are amplified with increased elevation. Dr. Rosemary Carrol will explore how climate-induced changes in snowpack and vegetation alters how high mountain watersheds store and release water, and implications for water management.Find out more »
Colorado experienced a historic avalanche cycle in March of 2019. Explore how hydroclimatic events and snowpack conditions spurred this event. Put the avalanche cycle into historic context, and learn about research efforts that the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, US Forest Service and US Geological Survey are engaged in to better understand the impacts on forest health, people and behavior.Find out more »