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Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Our Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center's priority is to continue the important work of the Department of the Interior and the USGS, while also maintaining the health and safety of our employees and community.  Based on guidance from the White House, the CDC, and state and local authorities, we are shifting our operations to a virtual mode and have minimal staffing

News

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They Do That, Too? Relatable Experiences for Mommas (and Momma-figures) of All Species

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Saving Salamanders: Vital to Ecosystem Health

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April Showers may Bring May Flowers, but Winter Snow is Water in the Bank

Publications

Rub tree use and selection by American black bears and grizzly bears in northern Yellowstone National Park

Several of the world's bear species exhibit tree-rubbing behavior, which is thought to be a form of scent-marking communication. Many aspects of this behavior remain unexplored, including differences in rub tree selection between sympatric bear species. We compiled rub tree data collected on Yellowstone National Park's Northern Range (USA) and compared rub tree selection of sympatric American blac

Streamflow reconstructions from tree rings and variability in drought and surface water supply for the Milk and St. Mary River basins

The Milk and St. Mary Rivers are international waterways straddling the United States and Canada and traversing four Tribal Nations before draining into the Missouri and South Saskatchewan Rivers respectively. Management of water resources in the region is challenged by the complexity of stakeholder interests, the limitations of existing management infrastructure, and by a limited characterization

Climate and landscape controls on old-growth western juniper demography in the northern Great Basin, USA

Western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook.) woodlands have persisted for millennia in semiarid parts of the northern Great Basin, USA, providing critical habitat for plant and animal species. Historical records suggest that the establishment of western juniper is strongly associated with regional climatic variability. For example, the abundance of western juniper pollen and macrofossils measure

Science

New Wildlife Tag Enabling Animal Tracking Using Weather Radar

The availability of a bird or bat tracking system that uses a preexisting sensor network is a highly desirable capability, especially where cost, design, and operational constraints severely limit the application of GPS, geolocator, and other wildlife tags.
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New Wildlife Tag Enabling Animal Tracking Using Weather Radar

The availability of a bird or bat tracking system that uses a preexisting sensor network is a highly desirable capability, especially where cost, design, and operational constraints severely limit the application of GPS, geolocator, and other wildlife tags.
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Climate change links fate of glaciers and rare alpine stream invertebrates in Glacier National Park

The extensive loss of glaciers in Glacier National Park (GNP) is iconic of the global impacts of climate warming in mountain ecosystems. However, little is known about how climate change may threaten alpine stream species, especially invertebrates, persisting below disappearing snow and ice masses in GNP. Two alpine stream invertebrates – the meltwater stonefly and the glacier stonefly – are...
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Climate change links fate of glaciers and rare alpine stream invertebrates in Glacier National Park

The extensive loss of glaciers in Glacier National Park (GNP) is iconic of the global impacts of climate warming in mountain ecosystems. However, little is known about how climate change may threaten alpine stream species, especially invertebrates, persisting below disappearing snow and ice masses in GNP. Two alpine stream invertebrates – the meltwater stonefly and the glacier stonefly – are...
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Opportunities at NOROCK

Interested in employment or volunteer opportunities at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center? If so, check below to see if we have anything posted.
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Opportunities at NOROCK

Interested in employment or volunteer opportunities at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center? If so, check below to see if we have anything posted.
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