Integrating a Critical Load for Rocky Mountain National Park into the State of Colorado’s Planning Process

Mike Silverstein
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Air Pollution Control Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver CO 80246-1530


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been working collaboratively with the National Park Service, EPA Region 8 and numerous stakeholders to address the deleterious impacts of nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park. As a result, a plan to reduce nitrogen deposition has been developed and endorsed by the three agencies and will be implemented to achieve resource management goals over a 25 year period. The presentation will summarize the plan and the action measures and provide and overview of how sound science was incorporated into the administrative process.