Using U.S. Forest Service data, they found three major stressors on Rocky Mountain forests: heat and drought, insects, and wildfires. Driving each of these problems, they say, is human-caused global warming.
What are some threats to the Rocky Mountains?
Growing water scarcity, increasing risks of catastrophic wildfire, oil and gas development, the unchecked growth of outdoor recreation, and the intensifying impacts of climate change also pose dangers.
Why is Rocky Mountain National Park in danger?
One of the most surprising and immediate dangerous to some visitors is altitude sickness. “Altitude sickness affects many visitors every year,” RMNP officials warn. “Symptoms include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, and even unconsciousness.
Is there forest in the Rocky Mountains?
The Colorado Rockies forests is a temperate coniferous forest ecoregion of the United States.
|Colorado Rockies forests|
|Biome||Temperate coniferous forest|
|Borders||Colorado Plateau shrublands, Northern short grasslands, Western short grasslands and Wyoming Basin shrub steppe|
Has anyone died at Rocky Mountain National Park?
The coroner said Stetler died in an accidental drowning. A Loveland man died while snow skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the bodies of two men — one in Carter Lake near Loveland and one in Lake Estes — were found Saturday.
Is the drive to Estes Park scary?
The roads that take you to Estes Park are not “scary” at all. Some people think that Old Fall River Road in RMNP is “scary” because there are no guardrails. You can watch more videos of the drive over TRR on YouTube.