Friday, May 18, 2012

Science Learning Network Grants

Mount Rainier National Park was recently awarded two grants from the Science Learning Network for two projects, both of which utilize members of our volunteer team. Thank you, SLN!
LiDAR mapping is slated to go forward at Carbon River to assess geohazards, gathering data from approximately 20 square kilometers. This data will be put to use to characterize sediment transport in the river basin, demonstrating the landscape response to climate change and providing clues as to the best ways to manage the area.

Butterflies are sensitive indicators of climate change. Our Butterfly Crew conducts several species censuses in specific transects in the Park during the summer months. The grant from SLN will be used to obtain a GSA van and miscellaneous supplies for this project.

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