March 2020 E Newsletter

the power of PLACE

Planning in uncertain times

What does it mean to support field scientists and students in the year of Coronavirus?  As soon as we figure it out, we will let you know!

With one of the highest rates of infection in Colorado, the local school, ski resort, hotels and short-term rentals are closed.  Most flights have been cancelled and restaurants are limited to take out.  Visitors, including second homeowners, are encouraged to leave.  If your life doesn’t look like this already, it may soon.  Hopefully social isolation will quickly become unnecessary, but I have my doubts.

Ian Billick - Director RMBL

Ian Billick | PhD
Executive Director, RMBL


Carol Johnson & Doug Johnson

The RMBL family DNA

When you think of the RMBL community, it’s tempting to define it as the group of scientists and students who converge on Gothic every summer. Granted, that’s an esteemed, international group, but it represents only the scientific community. Widen that circle, and you must include the families of those researchers who return year after year, making RMBL their summer home. Then there’s the intrepid staff who keep the lab running year-round. Widen the circle further, and you capture the people of Gunnison River Valley, who visit, support, learn from, and educate their children at RMBL.

Add the generations who have been connected to RMBL since its 1928 founding, and this community becomes huge.

Executive Director Dr. Ian Billick in Bike Magazine
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