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Linda Joyce
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2560
ljoyce@fs.fed.us
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Research Locations  

We have three research sites where we conduct long-term interdisciplinary research. These sites offer large landscapes for research experimentation, long-term records of environmental data, and, in many places, laboratories and housing for scientists and their staff. Additionally, we have established permanent research plots to collect ecological data at a number of locations in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

 
GLEES    (Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site)  
 
• In the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming
• 600 ha research watershed in complex mountainous terrain at 3200-3500 m elevation
Contact:

Dr. Robert Musselman
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 498-1239
e-mail:
rmusselman@fs.fed.us
Description of the GLEES site  
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests  
Manitou Experimental Forest  
 
• Located 28 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado
• 26 square miles of montane ponderosa pine zone at 7,500 to 9,300 feet elevation
Contact:

Dr. Linda Joyce
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
phone:(970) 498-2560
e-mail: ljoyce@fs.fed.us
Pike & San Isabel National Forests  
 
Black Hills Experimental Forest  
 
• Located on the Nemo Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest
• 3,438 acres of ponderosa pine woodland
Contact:

Dr. Linda Joyce
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
phone:(970) 498-2560
e-mail: ljoyce@fs.fed.us
Black Hills National Forest  
 
Fraser  
 
• Provides catchments that span alpine to lower subalpine ecosystems
• 36 square-mile of Rocky Mountain forests at elevations from 2680 - 3900 m
Contact:

Dr. Kelly Elder
Project Leader, RWU4352
e-mail: kelder@fs.fed.us
Long-term Vegetation Plots  
 
This project maintains several long-term mensuration research plots that were started in the mid-20th century. These research plots are greatly valued for the long-term productivity, and species composition information that they continue to provide.
Contact:

Dr. Linda Joyce
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
phone:(970) 498-2560
e-mail: ljoyce@fs.fed.us
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