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Rocky Mountain Research Station
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Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2560
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This page provides information on alpine and forest ecosystems and shares applied management techniques based on our accumulated research. The scientific papers for these solutions can be found under our Research pages. If you have a topic you would like to see added, please contact Angie Harris .


Forest Management

Ponderosa Pine
White Pines - bristlecone, limber and whitebark pine
Wildland-Urban Interface
Fuels Treatments
Computer Programs
Aspen Regeneration Summary Computer Program
Harvesting Small Trees with ATVs


Mountain Pine Beetle
Spruce Beetle
Roundheaded Bark Beetle
Western Balsam Bark Beetle

Air Quality

Snowmobile Impacts on Air Quality
National Atmospheric Deposition Program - GLEES
Visibility Monitoring, IMPROVE - GLEES
Federal Land Manager's Air Quality Related Values Group (FLAG)
Air Quality Standards for Ozone
Air Quality Assessment in the Columbia River Basin
Predicting the Potential Sensitivity of High Elevation Wilderness Vegetation to Changes in Atmospheric Chemistry - A Strategy

Water Quality

Chemistry of Rocky Mountain high-elevation lakes
USFS/USGS Water, Ozone and Soils Lab - water quality sampling
Ski Area Expansion Impacts on Water Quality

Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change on US Forests


White Pines
Fire Risk
Forest Management to Reduce Fuel Loadings



Eddy Covariance Research

Coefficients of Molecular Diffusivity of carbon dioxide, water, and other selected gases in N2 and O2
Eddy Covariance flux corrections and uncertainties in long-term studies of carbon and energy exchange
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