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RMNA 2013 Winter E-Newsletter

From: Greg W.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:06 PM
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Welcome to the RMNA Web Newsletter, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association's online source for inside information about issues and current events in Rocky Mountain National Park! Greg, do you want even more in-depth news and features? Become an RMNA Member and receive the expanded print version of the RMNA Quarterly Newsletter in your snail- or e-mail box four times a year. Join today and help support Rocky Mountain National Park and other public lands!
(Banner photo of Black Lake by John Conroy)


 Fern Lake Fire Behavior Unprecedented in Park History
by RMNP Fire Management Team
Firefighters from across the country battled the Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park for two months before the spread of the nearly 3,500-acre blaze was temporarily halted by an early December snowstorm. The high-elevation winter fire, which eventually drew a national Type 1 Incident Management Team to Estes Park, is unprecedented in park history.
Welcome to Rocky’s New Chief of Interpretation,
Rich Fedorchak
Rocky Mountain National Park has announced the selection of Rich Fedorchak as the incoming Chief of Interpretation for Rocky Mountain National Park. Rich will take Larry Frederick’s position, beginning on January 13, 2013. Read on....

Highlights of RMNA Services to Interpretive Sales Outlets
Throughout Colorado and into Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association has been extending a helping hand, assisting as many as 54 State Park, Forest Service, BLM and U.S.G.S. visitor centers and interpretive areas with product sales to support their educational missions. For every purchase at these sites a percentage of the profits are earmarked for special projects prioritized by each public lands area. Take a tour through some projects accomplished with the help of RMNA funding!   Learn more here...
Johnson Property Acquisition Update
The acquisition of the Johnson Property, a 3.89 acre parcel on the park’s west side, remains our top fundraising priority. At this moment, more than 500 of you have donated more than $197,000 toward the $400,000 goal. Wow!
    We are making progress, but we’ll need everyone’s help and contributions to be able to purchase the property for permanent protection. The seller has extended the deadline for purchase from the original October 2012 date to February of 2013. There is still time to support this project, but it is quickly running out.
    Please consider making a special donation to this rare and important project to make a lasting gift to the future of Rocky Mountain National Park, one that will benefit visitors, wildlife and habitat forever. Join the Johnson Property Acquisition team today by pitching in what you can.    Thank you!
The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Nature Association promotes understanding of Rocky Mountain National Park and other public lands partners through the sale and publication of interpretive/ educational programs. The organization also advances stewardship through philanthropy while protecting, restoring, maintaining and preserving land and historic sites in Rocky Mountain National Park and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain region.
Nancy Wilson
Editor, RMNA Quarterly Newsletter
Rocky Mountain Nature Association
Email: [address removed]
To learn more about the Johnson Property campaign, click here
PO Box 3100 / 48 Alpine Circle | Estes Park, CO 80517 US

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