Monitoring The Signals Of Climate Change In Rocky Mountain National Parks

Monitoring alpine plants in Rocky Mountain National Park is one aspect of long-term studies intended to reflect whether, and how, climate change is impacting national parks in the Rocky Mountain region. NPS image.

Signals of climate change seem to be more and more frequent in some parts of the country. In the Rocky Mountains, snowfall patterns are changing, temperatures are warming, bird behavior is alternating.

In the national parks in this region, staff are monitoring signs of climate change because of the potential climate change has to drastically effect Greater Yellowstone ecosystems. This video explains monitoring efforts related to climate change.