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The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) has arranged a field trip to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado on August 19. Participants will learn about the evolution of life in the Rockies under the impact of climate change.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the climate is changing at altitude, and how these changes are affecting alpine ecosystems, from animals to plants, to snowpack, water quality, and tree health, this field trip is for you.

This trip has been updated to a single day on Friday, August 19. The cost is $100 for members ($150 for non-members). That fee includes transportation, lunch, and a tour with the scientists.

“If you drink water, if you eat food, if you breathe air, you probably care about the research done at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory,” says Executive Director Ian Billick.

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), near Crested Butte, is home to one of the largest annual migrations of field biologists and protected research sites, and it focuses on preserving and providing access to historical data about local ecosystems.

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