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The History of Moose in RMNP

August 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm MDT

$72 – $80

Even though not guaranteed we should see moose and even some that have radio collars. The story of present day moose in Rocky Mountain National Park did not get started until 1978. Before 1978 there is some debate on if moose were considered residents of the park. We will discuss why there is some debate and where the present population came from. The focus of the day will be on what they eat, their seasonal behavior, why some are wearing radio collars, and their impact on the delicate willow communities of Kawuneeche Valley. Other questions we will answer are their relationship to other wildlife in the park such as elk and birds, do they have any predators that still exist in the park and why are willows showing such a dramatic decline? The cause maybe a surprise when we discuss the relationship between avian sapsuckers, a fungus, beaver, wildfire, elk and what does all that have to do with moose? We will also discuss present and future park management of this charismatic species.

Meets at Trail River Ranch


August 17, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$72 – $80
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Rocky Mountain National Park
16018 US-34
Grand Lake, CO 80447 United States
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970 586-1513