WMI annual meeting, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, CA. October 2015
WMI annual meeting, Midway, UT, September 2014
WMI annual meeting, Loch Vale watershed, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. October 2012
WMI annual meeting, Glacier National Park, MT. September 2011
Jill Baron gives Congressional testimony
On July 13, 2009, Jill Baron gave briefings to the House Water and Power Subcommittee
and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources on climate change, western water, and ecosystems.
View PDF: Water Resources in the West: Assessing tradeoffs in a changing climate.
WMI Team meets in Sequoia National Park, CA, Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2008
WMI sponsors the International Journal of Wildland Fire's special issue on fire climatology
International Journal of Wildland Fire, Fire Climatology in the western United States, Volume 17(1), Feb. 2008
Abstracts and full text versions of the papers are available on the IJWF's website.
WMI Team meets in Pingree Park, CO, Sept 24-27, 2007
Dave Peterson Receives International Scientific Achievement Award
David L. Peterson has spent most of his career studying the complex subalpine ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest
and the effects of environmental stressors, such as fire and climate change, on these systems. Peterson recently
received the 2005 Scientific Achievement Award from the
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
for his research findings and publishing achievements. He has published 160 scientific articles and three books
about his primary research findings in fire ecology, mountain ecology, and climate change.
The award was presented in August during the 22nd World Congress of the IUFRO in Brisbane, Australia. The IUFRO promotes forest science cooperation by uniting more than 15,000 scientists in about 700 member organizations in 110 countries.
Peterson’s international activities with IUFRO and other organizations include participation in working groups on air pollution effects in forests, climate change, and natural resource monitoring. He is currently developing quantitative guidelines for fuel treatment in dry forests of western North America. He is also a principal investigator for the Western Mountain Initiative, a scientific consortium focused on climate change effects in mountain ecosystems.
Peterson is a research biologist at the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station and a professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the Forest Service in 1980 after earning a Ph. D. from the University of Illinois.
Dan Fagre Receives Top Honor from National Park Service
Dan received the National Park Service Director's Award for Natural Resource Research on March 15, 2005, at the George Wright Society biennial conference in Philadelphia. Dan was selected for the honor because of his ability to perform excellent scientific studies, resulting in significant publications, his ability to "outreach" to the park staff and visitors, and his penchant for collaboration with other researchers and managers in the Rocky Mountain region. View press release (pdf).
WMI in the Media
- A Changing Landscape: Glacier's Warming Climate: http://www.crownscience.org/Changing_Landscape [Fagre]
- Photo Evidence: Glacier National Park is Melting Away: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/151021-glacier-national-park-melting-vin?source=relatedvideo [Fagre]
- Sundays with Harry: Disappearing Glacier National Park: http://www.today.com/video/sundays-with-harry-disappearing-glacier-national-park-524566595921 [Fagre]
- Going, Going, Glaciers Gone: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/going-going-glaciers-gone-432516675867?cid=sm_fb_msnbc_native [Fagre]
- The Great Thaw, Washington Post, Joby Warrick, Nov. 26, 2015: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/11/26/ice-worlds/ [Fagre]
- These Before and After Photos Show How Glacier in the US are Melting, PetaPixel, Michael Zhang, Oct. 25, 2015: http://petapixel.com/2015/10/25/these-before-and-after-photos-show-how-glaciers-in-the-us-are-melting/ [Fagre]
- How NASA measures the death of a glacier from space, PBS Newshour, Catherine Woods, Sept. 2, 2015. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/nasa-icesat2-glacier-death/ [Fagre]
- Sandy Post (newspaper) Sandy, OR Kylie Wray – Changing glaciers on Mt. Hood. October 2015. [Fountain]
- FOX 12 News (TV) Portland, OR Devin Eskew – shrinking glaciers of Mt. Hood October 2015. [Fountain]
- KATU 2 News (TV) Portland, OR Mary Loos – shrinking glaciers of Mt. Hood October 2015. [Fountain]
- KXL AM (Radio) Portland, OR interview on shrinking glaciers Mt. Hood. October 2015. [Fountain]
- KEX 1190 AM (Radio) Portland, OR interview on this summer’s heat and glacier response. July 2015. [Fountain]
- Iceland Television. Hofn, Iceland. Interview on climate change and effects of glaciers, June, 2015. [Fountain]
- Fox Network, Awesome Planet (TV) Interview for inclusion in the show on climate change. Portland, June 2015. [Fountain]
- KATU Channel 2 News (TV) Portland OR The causes of the cave roof collapse on the Sandy Glacier, Mt. Hood. March 2015. [Fountain]
- Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park, The New York TImes, Michael Wines, Nov. 23, 2014: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/23/us/climate-change-threatens-to-strip-the-identity-of-glacier-national-park.html [Fagre]
- KQED (TV),San Francisco, CA Becoming California, scene on the glaciers of California, September 2014. [Fountain]
- NHK Japan (TV) Yosemite, the scene on the glacial activity that carved Yosemite Valley. August 2014. [Fountain]
- The Hills are Alive with Ecosystem Research: The Western Mountain Initiative, USGS Science Feature website: Top Story, Dec. 3, 2013: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/the-hills-are-alive-with-ecosystem-research-the-western-mountain-initiative/ [Fagre]
- Associated Press, Denver CO, November 5, 2009
Study: Nitrogen Pollution Worsens In Rockies Lakes By Judith Kohler
Airborne nitrogen pollution from vehicle exhaust and farm fertilizer is turning algae in the alpine lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park into junk food for fish, a study says.Jill Baron is featured. Read full article.
- Backpacker Magazine - Online Exclusive. August 2009.
Phantom Menace: Air Pollution Threatens Western National Parks. By Amanda Leigh Mascarelli
In normal concentrations, nitrogen is a crucial building block of DNA, proteins, and enzymes, and a vital part of plant growth. But in excess, reactive nitrogen leads to adverse effects, causing nutrient imbalances that can send shockwaves through an ecosystem. Too much nitrogen in the ecosystem means fast-growing, aggressive grasses could overwhelm the slower-growing, showy alpine flora - such as moss campion, a violet-hued wildflower that springs up in dainty bouquets throughout high-alpine regions - that have become perfectly adapted to their low-nutrient conditions. Add even more nitrogen, and the nutrient begins to act like a poison, bleeding nutrients out of the soil and water and eventually killing fish and the organisms they feed on. Here at Rocky Mountain, [Jill] Baron has discovered that nitrogen levels on the east side of the park are three to four times higher than normal, and have been increasing by about 2.5 percent per year since the early '80s.Jill Baron is featured. Read full article.
- Powledge, F. 2008. Climate Change and Public Lands. BioScience: 58(10), pp. 912-918.
A slew of new reports calls for federal agencies to address climate change through adaptive management of public lands and waters.
(WMI Team Member Jill Baron is among those interviewed for this article.)
View article online. Download PDF.
- The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, October 1, 2008.
High mountain meadows at Rainier melt away. By Susan Gordon.
Warming trend encourages tree invasion.
Nothing lures visitors to Paradise like the transitory displays of wildflowers that populate Mount Rainier's high mountain meadows. But summer sojourns could fade into memory and panoramic vistas vanish as alpine asters, rosy pussytoes and purple lupines are crowded out by trees. Add disappearing high mountain meadows to the catalog of effects wrought by global warming.Read full article.
"There aren't very many places where you can visually identify the changes affected by climate. This is one," said David Peterson, a U.S. Forest Service research biologist.
- KVII 7 Online, June 25, 2008.
Ecosystem change could change your hike. By Laura Rice.
Researchers monitor pollutants at the canyon.
AMARILLO -- We can control much of what goes on in the Palo Duro Canyon and it remains mostly untouched by our pollution. But one element we can not keep from possibly polluting that area is the air.Read full article.
Air travels: blowing from one area to the next and bringing with it pollutants like nitrogen and ammonia. Those chemicals fall to the ground, like with the rain and, therefore, change the balance of the surface of the canyon.
As one national park learned, a little inorganic nitrogen can make a big difference. "Rocky Mountain National Park's main objective is to maintain their ecosystem in as natural a state as possible. And something that is manmade falling out of the sky is changing that," said Jill Baron, research ecologist with the US Geological Survey.
The park is losing its famous wildflowers. "Flowering plants are just getting competed and shaded out," said Baron. The only reason researchers know to blame inorganic nitrogen in the air is because of a monitoring system set up decades ago. "Monitoring was critical and it's critical for your site in Texas as well," said Baron.
Amarillo area researchers have just recently joined a network of such ecosystem monitoring sites.
- Denver Post, April 8, 2008.
Nitrogen affecting Rocky Mtn. park? By Steve Lipsher.
Researchers suspect that melting glacier ice has led to a 33 percent jump in the gas since 2000.
ESTES PARK - Glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park may be melting due to global warming and releasing environment-altering nitrogen, researchers said Monday at a science conference here.Read full article.
The nitrogen fuels abnormal algae growth in lakes and streams and contributes to smog.
"Clearly too much nitrogen is a bad thing, and we're seeing some of that in Rocky Mountain National Park," said Jill Baron of the U.S. Geological Survey's Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.
Concern about nitrogen pollution impairing the ecosystem of the national park, 45 miles from Denver, last year led to the adoption of a plan to reduce man-made nitrogen sources on the Front Range.
Now, it appears that naturally occurring nitrogen, trapped in the ice, is being released from the park's glaciers.
Baron, who has monitored nitrogen in the park's Loch Vale watershed for 25 years, said she suspects that melting glacier ice has contributed to a 33 percent increase in the gas since 2000.
- OnEarth Magazine. Spring 2008.
Requiem for a River. By Tim Folger.
"More than 80 years ago, seven western states hammered out a pact dividing up the water in the Colorado River. Agriculture was king and Las Vegas just a railroad watering stop in the middle of nowhere. Today, after an eight-year drought, the river is in crisis. Tim Folger traveled from its snow-fed headwaters to the feeble trickle that enters the Gulf of California, asking everyone he met: What comes next?"View article online.
- The Spokesman-Review. April 26, 2008.
Expert: Beetle could decimate forests. By Becky Kramer.
View article online.
- The Oregonian. April 23, 2008.
Research Notebook: Lodgepole pines look ripe for beetle attack.
View article online (Scroll to last item).
- Land Letter. April 10, 2008.
National Parks: Is climate change altering nitrogen dynamics in Rocky Mountain park? By Eryn Gable.
View article online.
- The Denver Post. April 8, 2008.
Researchers suspect that melting glacier ice has led to a 33 percent jump in the gas since 2000. By Steve Lipsher.
View article online.
- Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) Newsletter 10: The Western Mountain Initiative (WMI).
"The Western Mountain Initiative (WMI) of the US Geological Survey (USGS) studies global change in the mountains of the American West. This MRI Newsletter describes the functioning and the specialties of this Initiative, which we advance as an excellent example of scientific collaboration. MRI talked with two of WMI's principal investigators: Jill Baron, a USGS scientist and Senior Research Ecologist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, and Dave Peterson, Senior Scientist with the USDA Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Seattle. For the second part of the article they joined us in a discussion about the key leverage points in developing adaptation strategies to deal with global change in mountains."View newsletter as a PDF.
- Rocky Mountain Chronicle. February 14, 2008.
Altered State. Ten signs that Colorado's environment is heating up. By Joshua Zaffos.
View article online.
- High Country News. February 4, 2008.
Unnatural Preservation. By M. Martin Smith and Fiona Gow.
"In the age of global warming, public-land managers face a stark choice: They can let national parks and other wildlands lose their most cherished wildlife. Or they can become gardeners and zookeepers."View article online.
- Skagit Valley Herald. December 26, 2007.
Climate change poses threat to regional icons. By Franny White.
Forests across Western U.S. face increasing insect, fire risks.
View article online.
- Science magazine. May 11, 2007.
Back to the No-Analog Future? By Douglas Fox.
"Fossil pollen and climate models suggest a messy world in 2100, as surviving species reshuffle into entirely new combinations, creating "no-analog" ecosystems"WMI PI's Craig Allen and Nathan Stephenson provide commentary.
View article online. Download PDF.
- ABC News. By Justin Weinstein. 2006. Made inquiry about the recession on Grinnell Glacier for possible filming project at the glacier as a follow up to Peter Jennings interview with Al Gore in 1997. Provided recent photos of Grinnell Glacier to show how glacier has melted since ABC’s visit in 1997.
- ABC News Online. 2006. The evidence of global warming around the globe. MT Governor Brian Schweitzer quoted USGS glacier recession prediction for Glacier National Park in interview/helicopter tour with George Stephanopolous.
- ABC TV "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". March 26, 2006. Stephanopoulos and Governor Schweitzer filmed portions of the program during a helicopter tour of Glacier National Park which highlighted the recessions of glaciers in Glacier National Park as one example used for the larger segment.
- The American Spectator. By David Holman. March 28, 2006. Schweitzer’s Folly. Critical analysis of Schweitzer’s climate change stance and climate change research, cites USGS work, repeat photos, and links to USGS web pages.
- An Inconvenient Truth. By Al Gore. 2006. Features repeat photos of Boulder Glacier and mention of Gore’s 1997 visit to Grinnell Glacier where he learned that the park’s glaciers would be gone “within 15 years.”
- Associated Press. March 10, 2006. Waterton-Glacier conditions up for discussion in Paris. Article about the World Heritage and Climate Change UNESCO meeting, including quote by Dan Fagre about receding glaciers in Glacier National Park.
- Associated Press. By Susan M. Castro. June 12, 2006. Received USGS repeat photography website as a resource via Glacier National Park in reference to glacier recession photos of Glacier National Park.
- Associated Press. By Susan Gallagher. July 2006. Interviewed Dan Fagre on glaciers and climate change.
- Audubon Magazine. By Tom Yulsman. January 2006. Snow Daze. Article about habitat created by avalanches quotes Dan Fagre.
- Bakersfield Californian. September 6, 2006. Nate Stephenson was interviewed for an article on the tradeoffs between the two primary tools for reducing wildfire hazard in forests: prescribed fire and mechanical forest thinning.
- BBC News. By Richard Black. February 16, 2006. Legal case against US on Climate. Conservation groups file a legal case against the US, arguing that its emissions damage Glacier National Park, article includes USGS data.
- Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. By Heidi A. Lennstrom. August 11, 2006. Science education group obtained high resolution repeat photos of Boulder Glacier for upcoming exhibit about global warming.
- Billings Gazette. By Susan Gallagher (AP). February 17, 2006. Dan Fagre was interviewed and quoted in this article announcing a petition submitted to The World Heritage Committee to list Glacier-Waterton National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger because of climate change effects on glaciers and environment.
- Billings Gazette. By Paul Nussbaum. July 17, 2006. Climate changes put national parks at risk. Story on effects of climate change in national parks, including quotes by Dan Fagre.
- Boise Public Radio broadcast. July 24, 2006. Rocky Mountain high: Global warming in the West. Dan Fagre, guest speaker for City Club of Boise Forum, Boise, ID. Radio broadcast of presentation at City Club.
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. February 17, 2006, p. A1, A12. Retreating Glaciers. Front page photo of Dan Fagre, quoted in article about Glacier National Park’s bid for ‘endangered’ status as World Heritage Site, as proposed by ten environmental groups.
- Calgary Herald. March 13, 2006. Warming panel looks at Waterton: Group to report to UN on fate of glaciers. Article cites USGS prediction about glaciers melting by 2030 in Glacier National Park.
- California Coast & Ocean Magazine. August 8, 2006. Nate Stephenson was interviewed for an article on approaches to managing ecosystems in the face of rapid environmental changes, including climatic change.
- CBC TV, Toronto Canada. “The National”. By Mirijka Hurko, documentary producer for CBC TV. August 14, 2006. Requested repeat photographs for Canadian TV documentary on climate change.
- CBS Radio Network, New York. March 10, 2006. Stephan Kaufman interviewed Dan Fagre about glaciers receding and climate change.
- CBSNEWS.com. March 13, 2006. Glaciers melting in Montana park. Dan Fagre quoted about glaciers melting in Glacier National Park in article about its designation as a “World Heritage Site in danger”.
- The Daily Inter Lake. March 10, 2006. Waterton-Glacier conditions up for discussion in Paris. Article about the World Heritage and Climate Change UNESCO meeting, including quote by Dan Fagre about receding glaciers in Glacier National Park.
- The Daily Inter Lake. March 27, 2006. Receding glaciers depicted on new web site. Article about new repeat photography project and website.
- The Daily Inter Lake. By Frank Bass and Rita Beamish (AP). June 19 and 20, 2006. Parks under pressure. Two part article about threats to national park lands, included climate change threat in Glacier National Park with statistics on the number of glaciers that have melted.
- The Daily Inter Lake. By Susan Gallagher (AP). February 17, 2006, p. A1-A3. Groups: Parks need ‘endangered’ status. Dan Fagre was interviewed and quoted in this article announcing a petition submitted to The World Heritage Committee to list Glacier-Waterton National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger because of climate change effects on glaciers and environment.
- The Daily Inter Lake. By Bill Spence. May 8, 2006. Interviewed Blase Reardon regarding avalanche research and forecasting.
- The Daily Inter Lake. By Bill Spence. May 21, 2006. In the start zone. Front page article and photos about Blase Reardon’s avalanche research and forecasting position with Glacier National Park road crew.
- Discovery TV Channel. March 3, 2006. World premiere at O’Shanaughssy Theatre, Whitefish, MT of film featuring Dan Fagre and climate change research for daily showing to park visitors in visitor centers.
- Discovery TV Channel. July 16, 2006. TV Special. Climate change special with Tom Brokaw. Dan Fagre’s photos and other USGS climate change materials were requested and sent at their request.
- Environmental Defense Fund. January 24, 2006. Statistics to think about during the State of the Union Address, cited USGS prediction that Glacier National Park will lose all glaciers by 2030. Part of “take action” button to send message to congress to take a stand on global warming.
- The Fort Collins Coloradoan. By Douglas Crowl and AP. March 13-18, 2006. Nitrogen levels growing in nearby national park. Also published in the Estes Park Trail Gazette, the Longmont Daily Times Call, the Loveland Herald, and the Denver Post.
- France 2 (French Television). June 6, 2006. Nate Stephenson was interviewed for a news piece regarding possible effects of climatic changes on giant sequoias.
- Free New Mexican. By the Associate Press. February 17, 2006. Groups: Glacial retreat ‘endangers’ parks. Dan Fagre was quoted on receding glaciers in article announcing a petition submitted to The World Heritage Committee to list Glacier-Waterton National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger due to climate change impacts on environment.
- George Wright Society Book Spotlight. 2006. Fagre and Prato’s book, National Parks and protected areas: Approaches for balancing social, economic and ecological values.
- Geotimes Magazine. By Jennifer Yauck. July 11, 2006. Contacted Lisa McKeon about using repeat photo images and requested other information for segment in the ‘Geomedia’ section of Geotimes September issue.
- Glacier National Park Wayside Exhibit. May, 2006. Dan Fagre reviewed text for three wayside exhibit panels on glaciers and climate change to be installed on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Consulted with Dave Dahlen, Leigh Welling and Bill Hayden of Glacier National Park several times.
- Globe Pequot Publishing. By David Rockwell. 2006. Exploring Glacier National Park. Dan Fagre helped update glacier recession data and climate change research for this book.
- Governmental Accountability Office. 2006. Dan Fagre provided expert evaluation of climate change impacts to federal lands.
- Great Falls Tribune. Susan Gallagher (AP). February 17, 2006. Groups say retreat warrants “endangered” status for parks. Dan Fagre was interviewed and quoted in this article announcing a petition submitted to The World Heritage Committee to list Glacier-Waterton National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger because of climate change effects on glaciers and environment.
- Greenwire. By Dan Berman. July 11, 2006. UN panel says global warming threatens parks, but decides against action. Report on UN’s response to the resolution to list Glacier National Park and other parks on “endangered” list due to effects of climate change. USGS research on glacial recession mentioned in article.
- Helena Independent. By Martin J. Kidston. July 30, 2006. Breaking the ice. Article about global warming highlighted receding glaciers of Glacier National Park. Quotes by Lisa McKeon and Blase Reardon and several repeat photos in layout.
- Helena Independent Record. By Susan Gallagher (AP). July 13, 2006. Glacier National Park is subject of UN proposal on climate change, report on UN’s response to the resolution to list Glacier National Park and other parks on “endangered” list due to effects of climate change. USGS research on glacial recession mentioned in article.
- High Country Citizens’ Alliance, Crested Butte, CO. By Amy Shelllenberger. August 8, 2006. Symposium coordinator inquired about obtaining high resolution repeat photo images for a symposium brochure for the sustainable communities symposium.
- High Country News. USGS scientist Nate Stephenson of the Western Ecological Research Center was interviewed by High Country News for an upcoming article on national parks and climatic variability and changes. Stephenson posed some issues that may need to be considered by the National Park Service (NPS). For example, should NPS goals evolve to include more emphasis on enhancing or maintaining ecosystems that are best able to resist and recover from stresses?
- Hungry Horse News. April 13, 2006. USGS site showcase disappearing glaciers. Article announcing USGS repeat photography website.
- Hungry Horse News. By Chris Peterson. 2006. Winter hangs on to make things hairy. Article on National Park Service blasting avalanches in Steven’s Canyon with photo by Blase Reardon.
- IMAX film. 2006. Dan Fagre consulted film project with photographer Catherine Cunningham.
- Independent Record. By Martin Kidston. July 19, 2006. Interviewed Blase Reardon and Lisa McKeon about repeat photography project and glacier studies.
- Irregular Times.com. February 2006. Straight talk about climate change. Article includes a quote by Dan Fagre in reference to climate change models.
- Jumbo Creek Conservation Society. 2006. Cites USGS climate prediction that glaciers will be gone by 2030.
- KCFW TV, Kalispell, MT. March 22, 2006. Chie Sarto interviewed Dan Fagre about his upcoming trip to Paris for the UNESCO meeting of climate change experts.
- KGVO AM Radio, Missoula MT. By Don Pizini. March 22, 2006. Interviewed Lisa McKeon about new repeat photo website.
- Live Science.com. By Bjorn Carey. March 24, 2006. Glaciers disappear in before & after photos. Segment on glacial recession highlighting USGS research in Glacier National Park, including a gallery that was created at this site from USGS repeat photos.
- Los Angeles Times. August 10, 2006. Nate Stephenson was interviewed for an article on the tradeoffs between the two primary tools for reducing wildfire hazard in forests: prescribed fire and mechanical forest thinning.
- Los Angeles Times. July 7, 2006. Don McKenzie was interviewed for an article about the effects of climatic change on wildfires across the West.
- Melcher Media. By Al Gore. 2006. An inconvenient truth. Book follow up to documentary film by same name. USGS provided repeat photos as well as photo of Mr. Gore with Dan Fagre at Grinnell Glacier in 1997.
- Melting Mountains website. 2006. Quote by Dan Fagre is the opening line for the ‘Melting Glaciers’ page.
- Film by Ron Meyer. March 2006. Craig Allen was interviewed in the field at length for an upcoming film about global change.
- Missoula Independent. By Sam Adams. June 29-July6, 2006. The Earth hugger returns. Interview with Al Gore includes repeat photos of Boulder Glacier.
- Missoula Independent. By Jessie McQuillan. February 23, 2006, Vol. 17(10). Reicing Glacier. Info section, article about an effort to launch a proposal to list Glacier National Park as a “World Heritage Site in Danger”, quote about the receding number of glaciers by Dan Fagre.
- Missoula Independent. By Jessie McQuillan. June 15-22, 2006. Thinning the ranks. Mentions loss of Glacier National Park’s glaciers by 2030 in introduction to article on dismantling of the Forest Service.
- Missoulian. March 10, 2006. Waterton-Glacier conditions up for discussion in Paris. Article about the World Heritage and Climate Change UNESCO meeting, including quote by Dan Fagre about receding glaciers in Glacier National Park.
- Missoulian. By AP. June 15, 2006. Environmental chief announces climate committee's advisers. Dan Fagre named as scientific advisers for Montana's new state committee on climate change. Environmental Quality Director Richard Opper formed the committee earlier this year at the request of Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
- Missoulian. By Rob Chaney. September 2, 2006. Carved in Stone, Erased by Time. Article about receding glaciers of Glacier National Park. Quotes and background information by Dan Fagre.
- Missoulian. By Susan Gallagher (AP). February 16, 2006. Groups Say retreat warrants “endangered” status for parks. Dan Fagre was interviewed and quoted in this article announcing a petition submitted to The World Heritage Committee to list Glacier-Waterton National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger because of climate change effects on glaciers and environment.
- Missoulian. By Michael Jamison. April 13, 2006, p. C1-C2. Glacier Park going gray: Photographs taken decades apart clearly reveal the shrinking of the park's glaciers - to the point they could no longer exist in 25 years.
- Montana Quarterly. Summer 2006 issue. Thomas Lee, chief photographer, requested four sets of high resolution repeat photographs for story about glacier recession.
- Montana Quarterly. By Todd Wilkerson. Summer 2006, vol. 2(2). Glacier and our changing climate. Article on climate change effects highlights USGS research, quotes by Greg Pederson, and two pairs of USGS repeat photos.
- Montana State Climatology Office. 2006. Steve Running, Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group inquired about linking Repeat Photo website to MT State Climatology website http://climate.ntsg.umt.edu/index.html. He also mentioned that he’d be using the photos in presentations on global warming.
- MSNBC.com. By Associated Press. February 16, 2006. Endangered status for Glacier National Park? Article with repeat photo of Grinnell Glacier and quotes by Dan Fagre addressing bid to declare Glacier National Park a World Heritage Site in Danger.
- MSNBC.com. By Associated Press. June 19, 2006. Parks in Peril. Photo of Grinnell Glacier (by Karen Holzer) headlined web page with the four-panel repeat photo group from Grinnell Glacier as lead photo on article, additional repeat photo pair (Boulder) appeared in slideshow, and text about the number of glaciers that have disappeared from GNP in segment about threats to national park lands nationwide.
- MSNBC.com. By Charles Hanley (AP). February 10, 2006. Melting glaciers seen as warming beacons. Article mentions glaciers melting in Glacier National Park.
- National Climatic Data Center. February 14, 2006. Long-duration drought variability and impacts on ecosystem services: A case study from Glacier National Park, Montana. Earth interactions paper highlighted in the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program.
- National Geographic. 2006. Dan Fagre was interviewed for a story on Glacier National Park, to be published in winter 2007.
- National Geographic Traveler Magazine. By Jonathan B. Tourtellot. July/August issue, 2006. The climate bomb. Article on effects that climate change has on world wide travel destinations mentions USGS research that glaciers in Glacier National Park are predicted to melt by 2030.
- National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2006. A link to USGS repeat photography website was added to NSIDC website.
- Natural Resource Defense Council Report and website. By Stephen Saunders and Tom Easley (principal authors). July 25, 2006. Losing ground: Western National Parks endangered by climate disruption. Glacier National Park highlighted as one of twelve western parks at risk from climate change with much of the Glacier National Park research based on Dan Fagre’s climate change program. Repeat photos for report, executive summary and website supplied by USGS, quotes from Dan Fagre, graphics from climate model, and six citations from Dan Fagre’s publications.
- The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University. 2006. The Climate Data Plotting Page. Development of this web page for analyzing temporal temperature patterns in the US, including mountainous ecoregions.
- NBC affiliate in Bozeman, MT. June 23, 2006. Interview with Greg Pederson about the National Academies report on temperature change.
- NBC-TV. By Tom Brokaw and Michael Oppenheim. July 16, 2006. Interviewed Dan Fagre for Discovery Channel segment. Dan Fagre provided repeat photos and background information on glaciers and their retreat.
- New West. By Courtney Lowery. June 20, 2006. Report: Global warming emissions jump 292 percent in Rocky Mountains. Article about a report on CO2 emissions features repeat photos of Grinnell Glacier.
- New West. By Todd Wilkinson. June 13, 2006. Climate change hits the American West. Greg Pederson and Lisa Graumlich interviewed about climate change impacts in the northern Rockies. The article was also published in the following places: Montana Quarterly, Sun Valley Online, Climate Crisis Coalition website, Rocky Mountain Climate Organization Newsletter, Bozeman Chronicle, Feature of discussion in a commentary by Bill Muhlenfeld, June 18, 2006.
- Northfield High School. March 20, 2006. Dan Fagre received the “2005 Distinguished Alumni Award” from Northfield High School, Northfield, Minnesota. Past awardees include state governors, national award-winning authors, and a research scientist on the Manhattan project and consultant to 3 presidents.
- The Northfield News. By Michelle Kubitz. March 18, 2006. NHS grads named distinguished alumni. Article naming Dan Fagre ‘distinguished alumni’ and announcing presentation at Northfield High School’s academic awards banquet, including overview of his research.
- Northwest Cable News Channel (Seattle). April 6, 2006. Ed Muir interviewed Lisa McKeon on repeat photographs and climate change research in Glacier National Park.
- Northwest Travel. 2006. By Becky Lomax. Grinnell Glacier: It melts into extinction like the mammoth. Dan Fagre quoted about climate change in Glacier National Park and prediction that glaciers are predicted to melt by 2030 is highlighted in opening paragraph.
- NPS Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Newsletter. By Sallie Hejl. January, 2006. Vol. 2 (1), p. 2. USGS scientist focuses on impacts of global climate change on mountain ecosystems. Overview of Dan Fagre’s climate change and ecosystem research.
- NPS: Nature & Science website. May 17, 2006. Critical Issues topic - Global climate change, posted short article on DOE’s climate friendly park initiative mentions USGS data, though not credited, on loss of glaciers at Glacier National Park.
- NRC Handelsblad. May 4, 2006. Tom-Jan Meeus, interviewed Dan Fagre about climate change. Article will be featured in this magazine from The Netherlands and will include repeat photos from website.
- Our Changing Planet, The US Climate Change Science Program Report for FY 2006, Climate Variability, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Disturbance in Mountain Protected Areas. 2006. Update on the CLIMET program and repeat photo trio in the ‘Highlights of Recent Research and Plans for FY 2006’ section of the report by the Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
- Philadelphia Inquirer. By Paul Nussbaum. July 2, 2006. Climate change puts park at risk. Article on climate change effects in national parks includes quotes by Dan Fagre, repeat photos of glaciers, and a link to USGS climate change model.
- Popular Science. 2006. Dan Fagre was interviewed and provided high resolution image of Grinnell Glacier from Mt. Gould to be featured in the “Megapixel” section of July issue.
- Popular Science. July, 2006. Ice, Ice…Maybe, Glacier National Park could be due for a name change. Megapixel pages contain full page repeat photo images of Grinnell Glacier in 1938 and 2005 with paragraph quoting Dan Fagre about glacial recession.
- Rock and Ice Magazine. By Colin Wells. March 2006. Hot damned. Article on receding ice with quote by Dan Fagre about glacier’s receding in Glacier National Park by 2030.
- Rocky Mountain Climate Organization. July 2006. Work, photos, data and graphics featured in national report on how parks are responding to climate change. The Natural Resource Defense Council will post a website to feature this report and they are using a number of products from Dan Fagre’s repeat photography website.
- Science Advisory Council. By Richard Opper. May 26, 2006. Dan Fagre was appointed to the Governor of Montana’s Climate Change Committee.
- Senator John Kerry book. July 6, 2006. By Aimee Molloy and John Kerry on energy and the environment, hiked with and interviewed Dan Fagre. The book is due October 1, 2006 to the publisher, and Dan Fagre’s program will be showcased in a chapter.
- Sierra Club website. 2006. Glacier National Park is a global warming laboratory. Article features repeat photos of Boulder Glacier, a photo of Dan Fagre and Vice President Gore at Grinnell Glacier and mention of Dan Fagre’s research.
- The State.com. By Paul Nussbaum. July 14, 2006. Climate change puts park at risk. Article on climate change effects in national parks includes quotes by Dan Fagre, repeat photos of glaciers, and a link to USGS climate change model.
- Sustainability News (NPS publication). By Karen Scott. July 11, 2006. Contacted Dan Fagre about being featured in a special issue on climate change. Karen recommended Dan as a researcher to be featured in an article entitled “Seven Parks and Seven People” which highlights the work of the most interesting people doing climate related work in one of the EPA’s “Climate Friendly” parks.
- Technology Review. By Jessica Baker. May 17, 2006. Photo essay for issue that will depict how climate change is affecting the earth’s geography.
- USA Today. March 2006. Craig Allen was interviewed about climate change and fire effects in the Southwest.
- USA Today. May 9, 2006. Pat O’Driscoll interviewed Dan Fagre about floral and faunal responses to climate change in Glacier National Park. The article is part of a multi-article series on climate change.
- USA Today online. February 27, 2006. Parched New Mexico gets a taste of climate change. Photo of Grinnell Glacier with caption that mentions USGS model prediction of glaciers melting in Glacier National Park by 2030.
- USA Today online. February 27, 2006. The West takes lead on climate change. USGS climate prediction model mentioned in article.
- USGS. 2006. Repeat photo website was added to the USGS newsroom's photo and image collection website.
- USGS. March 22, 2006. USGS press release about new USGS website featuring repeat photography of Glacier National Park glaciers over time.
- USGS Central Region Weekly Highlights. Week of March 13, 2006. About Dan Fagre’s trip to the UNESCO climate change experts meeting in Paris as representative of the US and USGS.
- USGS Highlights. Week of June 26, 2006. Dan Fagre acknowledged for Popular Science Magazine feature and his appointment to the State of Montana Climate Change Advisory Committee.
- USGS Science Pick. 2006. Freeze frame photos of Glaciers, submitted by Heather Friesen of USGS, information about new repeat photography website.
- VIA Magazine (AAA). By Kristina Malsberger. September/October 2006 issue, p. 30-34. Global warming, vanishing glaciers. Fall issue featured an article about global warming that included quotes by Dan Fagre and repeat photos from USGS Repeat Photo Project (Boulder Glacier). Readership reaches 4 million.
- Wallace Stegner Center, University of Utah. February 2006. Symposium on global climate change brochure. Repeat photos of Grinnell Glacier requested for promotional brochure advertising Stegner Center’s eleventh annual symposium.
- Wallace Stegner Center Newsletter, University of Utah. Fall 2005. Vol. 2, p. 4. Symposium will focus on global warming, article features repeat photos of Grinnell Glacier.
- Washington Post.com. By Ashely Ahearn. Posted by Joel Achenbach blog. May 19, 2005. International relations on a glacial scale. Ms. Ahearn interviewed Dan Fagre and wrote article about global change and glacier recession in Glacier National Park.
- Water Conflicts (translated). By Piotr Kowalczak. July 10, 2006. Contacted Lisa McKeon to request permission to use Grinnell Glacier repeat photographs in a Polish book entitled Konflikty o wode (Water Conflicts) to be published in 2006 by Wydawnictwo Kurpisz S.A., Poland.
- World Heritage Committee. February 16, 2006. Petition submitted by group of 10 conservation groups to list Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park on the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. Petition references climate change research by Dan Fagre and cover displays USGS repeat photos of Grinnell Glacier.
- World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Programme. March 6, 2006. Michael Case requested to use repeat photographs for UNESCO Word Heritage meeting in Paris.
- Billings Gazette. By Michael Stark. November 2005. Requested repeat photographs of glaciers for article on climate change.
- Black Diamond Catalog. Keep winter cool, 2004/2005 snow catalog. Cites Glacier National Park glaciers being gone in 25 years, an example of USGS research becoming almost subliminal and in the advertising industry.
- The Daily Inter Lake. By Jim Mann. December 19, 2005. Science such a cool adventure. Article about Dan Fagre’s scientific interest, research and newly published book, “National parks and protected areas: Approaches for balancing social, economic and ecological values”.
- Digital Library for Earth System Education. November 2005. Has included USGS website “Modeled climate-induced glacier change in Glacier National Park, 1850-2100” to its online library as a resource for electronic materials for scientists, teachers, and the public.
- Dinardo Designs. October 2005. Jennifer Brown requested high resolution repeat photo images of Grinnell Glacier for a project called TKF.MMH Science Readers 08, article on fossil fuels in science text.
- Flathead Living. By Becky Lomax. Nov./Dec. 2005. As glaciers go by - Northwest Montana’s ice follows the dodo. Interview with Dan Fagre produced article about receding glaciers and ecosystem changes in Glacier National Park.
- FOX News Channel. By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. November 13, 2005. The heat is on: The case of global warming. Segment of one hour nationally broadcast TV special, including footage of interview with Dan Fagre at Grinnell Glacier and narrating during helicopter overflight.
- High Country News. By Michelle Nijhuis. Vol. 37, No. 19, 2005. The Ghosts of Yosemite. Article on climate change research in Yosemite included USGS repeat photo pair of Boulder Glacier and mentioned predicted of loss of glaciers by 2030.
- Hungry Horse News. December 29, 2005. Fagre Co-authors book on national parks. Press release for “National parks and protected areas: Approaches for balancing social, economic and ecological values.”
- Mountain Research Initiative - First release of the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy The Research Strategy is the product of a 2-years' negotiation between global change scientists and managers of UNESCO-MAB Mountain Biosphere Reserves. It was developed to guide researchers and MBR managers in planning and implementing global change research in mountain regions as a response to global environmental change. The strategy's development was managed by MRI and the strategy is now available at: www.mri.scnatweb.ch/dmdocuments/GLOCHAMORE_Research_Strategy.pdf In the future the GLOCHAMORE Research Strategy should serve as framework for scientific research, as background for funding proposals and as basis for new collaborations. Also the fifth MRI newletter on the structure and the outcomes of the Global Change and Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE) project (2003 - 2005) is available at: www.mri.scnatweb.ch/dmdocuments/mri_newsletter_5.pdf
- Natural Resource Year in Review – 2005. By Katie Keller Lynn. April, 2006. Tromping around on glaciers: A profile of research ecologist Dan Fagre. Overview of Dan Fagre’s program and NPS award, with quotes and photos.
- Nature. January 28, 2005. Fire and Grassland Evolution. USGS scientist Jon Keeley of the Western Ecological Research Center was interviewed for a story by the journal Nature regarding a fellow researcher's recent study in the journal New Phytologist, in which global modeling shows many of the world's great grasslands disappearing in the absence of fire. Keeley has been investigating a related topic, fire and the expansion of tropical and subtropical (e.g., southern Arizona) grasslands and how previous models of global CO2 changes do not seem to explain changes in grasslands documented for the Late Miocene.
- Our Endangered Values: America’s moral crisis. Book by Jimmy Carter. 2005. Mentions USGS 2030 melting of Glacier National Park glaciers prediction.
- PBS. November 2, 2005 and January 2006. Global warming: The signs and the science. Featuring Jill Baron and student Sanjay Advani.
- PBS. November 3 and 7, 2005. Global warming: The signs and the science. Craig Allen discussed climate-induced forest dieback in the Southwestern US in the hour-long television show.
- Salt Lake City Mayor. October 24, 2005. Lisa Romney requested graphics, photos, and recent publications on climate change to use in a presentation the mayor will be giving at COP8 and COP10 meetings (major planning meetings for the G8 Summit on Climate Change) and the Sundance Summit on Climate Change.
- Science. 2005. Review of The Climate Data Plotting Page.
- Sierra Nevada Alliance. 2005. Sierra Climate Change Toolkit. Publication detailing effects of climate change and ideas for individuals to reduce impact. Section on climate change at the national level references Fagre publication for number and size of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park.
- Sonora Union Democrat. January 20, 2005. White pine blister rust. USGS scientist Phil van Mantgem of the Western Ecological Research Center was interviewed about infections of white pine blister rust in sugar pines in the Sierra Nevada. A USGS and NPS study published in Ecological Applications examined a unique long-term data set that documents 2,168 sugar pines over 15 years at several sites in the Sierra Nevada. All populations had high frequencies of infections that were often associated with tree death, although crowding was a frequent cause of death as well.
- Vegetation creeps upslope: Change apparent in Scandinavia and Russia, but slow in coming at RMNP. By Jim Erickson, Rocky Mountain News. Published December 13, 2005.
- Watershed Management Council Networker, University of Idaho, Boise, ID. By Don McKenzie and D. L. Peterson. 2005. Wildfire in the West: A look into a greenhouse world.
- The weather makers: How man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth. By Tim Flannery. 2005. Reference to USGS research pertaining to glaciers melting in Glacier National Park.
- Craig Allen was interviewed on Nov. 9, 2004 regarding climate interactions with forest dieback in the West by Steve Wilent for The Forestry Source (Society of American Foresters newsletter).
- Craig Allen was interviewed on Nov. 6, 2004 on film regarding climate interactions with forest dieback for an upcoming film about global warming tentatively titled "Melting Planet", expected to air on HBO.
- Feature length article in Sunday October 17 Albuquerque Journal by science reporter John Fleck titled "Changing Landscape: Mesa in the Jemez gives scientist insight into climate's impact on the land". Based on day-long WMI field trip in September, emphasizing long-term ecological studies by Craig Allen.
- News referencing WMI PI Jill Baron's work - Park's ecosystem at risk, EPA admits: Administrator urges quick action to curb nitrogen pollution. From the September 30, 2004 edition of the Rocky Mountain News.
- Don McKenzie interviewed for Report details global warming's role in wildfire risk. From the September 1, 2004 edition of the Missoulian newspaper (Missoula, MT)
- Dan Fagre interviewed for The big thaw: Retreating glaciers, rising seas, and shrinking lakes are some of the global changes already under way. Exerpted from the September 2004 issue of National Geographic magazine.
- Jill Baron interviewed for Pollutants raining down on Rockies: Nitrogen buildup putting national park's ecosystem at risk - and it could get worse, research shows. From the August 30, 2004 edition of the Rocky Mountain News.
- Why the West Is Burning: A five-year drought has parched soils, lowered reservoirs and weakened forests. And if the past is any guide, the dry spell could go on for decades. Craig Allen quoted in the Aug. 16, 2004 issue of TIME magazine.
- Craig Allen interviewed for A West that works: Necessary meddling. From Headwaters News, published August 4, 2004 (http://www.headwatersnews.org/p.whiteAllen080404.html).
- David Peterson interviewed by NPR affiliate KPLU, broadcast on June 21, 2004. An excerpt is at http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=652347
- WMI news release posted May 26, 2004 at http://www.werc.usgs.gov/news/2004-05-26.html
- Donald McKenzie interviewed by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press Writer. Fire Changing Forests Forever. Published May 3, 2004 in the Arizona Daily Sun.
- Interviews with Craig Allen were included in the 3-part series "The Great Warming" which aired on the Discovery Channel in Canada, Spring 2004.