Colorado sites eyed for climate change monitoring
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – A National Science Foundation program is considering two sites in Rocky Mountain National Park to monitor the impacts of global warming, land use changes and invasive species.
The sites would be part of the National Ecological Observatory Network.
A site about six miles south of Estes Park would monitor weather and soil and would include a 59-foot tower, a small building and soil-sampling equipment.
A site near the Sprague Lake Picnic Area would include water sampling equipment in Glacier Creek.
An environmental assessment has been posted online.
Public meetings are scheduled in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 15 and at the observatory network headquarters in Boulder on Sept. 17. Public comments are being accepted until Sept. 28.
On the Net:
Environmental assessment: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm(underscore)summ.jsp?pims(underscore)id=13440