Rocky Mountain National Park Initiative
The Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) Initiative was formed to study and recommend action on air quality issues facing the park. This website provides a clearinghouse for the initiative's information.
Participants include our Air Pollution Control Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Air Program, the Air Resources Division of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
- Stakeholder meeting presentation (Feb. 12, 2014).
- RMNP Initiative 2013 Milestone Report.
- MOU Agencies Response to Comments on 2012 Milestone Report.
Nitrogen deposition reduction plans
Nitrogen deposition research and monitoring
- Rocky Mountain Atmospheric Nitrogen and Sulfur Study 2009 report.
- Monitoring and Tracking Wet Nitrogen Deposition at RMNP.
- Ecological effects of nitrogen deposition in RMNP:
- Baseline ambient gaseous ammonia concentrations in the Four Corners area and eastern Oklahoma, USA (2008).
Emission reduction strategies
Ammonia emission reduction strategies:
Oxides of nitrogen reduction strategies:
Legal and policy tracking
- National air emissions monitoring study.
- Secondary NO2 Standard fact sheet.
- EPA agriculture sector information.
- USDA Air Quality Strategic Vision.
- Iowa State University: Animal Agriculture and Air Quality.
- Ozone standard.
- Denver area ozone designation.
Air Quality Control Commission activities
- 2013 interim goal achievement.
- AQCC 2012 briefing on Rocky Mountain National Park.
- AQCC 2011 briefing on Rocky Mountain National Park.
- AQCC nutrient standard impact on ammonia emissions from wastewater treatment facilities.
- EPA stakeholder meeting, RMNP update, November 2012.
- Colorado Environmental Health Association presentation, September 2011.
National Park Service air quality websites
For questions, requests for presentations or for documents prior to 2007, contact: