Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

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Search here for some of our available field imagery and videos. Can't find what you are looking for? Contact sbeldin@usgs.gov to see what we have available.

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Animated image showing grizzly bear range expansion in GYE: 1990-2018
December 31, 2019

Animated image showing grizzly bear range expansion in GYE: 1990-2018

Sequential estimates of occupied ranges for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during 1990–2018. Range extents are based on methods described in Bjornlie et al. (2014). Verified grizzly bear locations from a variety of sources, including VHF and GPS telemetry locations, sightings, mortalities, and human-bear conflicts for consecutive 10-year period were

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Grinnell Glacier 2019
December 31, 2019

Grinnell Glacier 2019

Grinnell Glacier 2019

Jackson Glacier 1941
September 23, 2019

Jackson Glacier 1941

Jackson Glacier 1941

USGS employee, Lisa McKeon, uses the alignment of mountains and permanent features to compose the same shot as the original.
September 18, 2019

USGS employee uses the alignment of mountains.

After hiking to the location of the historic photo, USGS employee, Lisa McKeon, uses the alignment of mountains and permanent features to compose the same shot as the original.  Sometimes, determining the location can take a long time, requiring moving up and down a mountainside to find the exact spot. Many of the locations are just a day hike, but others require multiple

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Since 1997, Grinnell Glacier has been photographed from the summit of Mount Gould multiple times.
September 16, 2019

Grinnell Glacier photographed from the summit of Mount Gould.

Since the beginning of the USGS Repeat Photography Project in 1997, Grinnell Glacier has been photographed from the summit of Mount Gould multiple times, documenting the glacier’s retreat and the enlargement of Upper Grinnell Lake.  You can view previous images from this vantage point, as well as the entire collection on the

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There is a short window of opportunity to complete glacier repeat photography.
September 10, 2019

Short window of opportunity to complete glacier repeat photo

There is a short window of opportunity to complete glacier repeat photography.  Scientists must wait until late summer, when seasonal snow has melted from the glacier surface and glacier margins can be identified.  This is also the time of year when weather and forest fire smoke can hamper photography and hiking. This year, air quality was generally excellent, but

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Kintla Glacier 2019
August 22, 2019

Kintla Glacier 2019

Kintla Glacier 2019

Columbia torrent salamander
August 5, 2019

Columbia torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri)

Torrent salamanders are Northwest-U.S. endemic, headwater-stream-associated amphibian species that have a dearth of basic ecological information, but are thought to be highly vulnerable to habitat changes. This taxon currently has two candidates for listing by the Endangered Species Act: the Cascade torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae) and the Columbia

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