Rocky Mountain Research Station

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Research Station

Webinars & Newsletters

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Webinar: Ecological Restoration For All: Environmental Justice in Planning and Implementation New
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Science You Can Use Bulletin: Burgeoning Biomass: Creating Efficient and Sustainable Forest Biomass Supply Chains in the Rockies
Webinar: Keeping all the Pieces: Management Considerations for Greater Sage-Grouse and their Habitats in Utah and Eastern Nevada in an Age of Climate Change (Nov 20, 2014)

What's New

Strategic Business Plan & Framework

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2014 — 2017 Strategic Business Plan
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2014 — 2017 Strategic Framework

USFS Scientist First to Define Blister Rust Resistant Allele in Limber Pine

Limber pine (Pinus flexilis) is being threatened by the lethal disease white pine blister rust, expanding bark beetle pressure, and climate change in mountain environments. In a recent publication in the journal Phytopathology, Forest Service researchers report on the first of a series of studies using individual families to examine complete resistance to white pine blister rust and its inheritance in limber pine. Dr. Anna Schoettle and colleagues report that 14% of the 105 tested limber pine families show segregation of a disease-free trait consistent with inheritance by a single dominant gene. More about this research »

2013–2014 Research Accomplishments

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The 2013—2014 annual report features photos and text of some of our most recent and ongoing studies, along with links to more detailed information.

Our research program serves the Forest Service as well as other federal and state agencies, international organizations, Tribes, academia, non-profit groups, and individuals. Research results and products are made available through a variety of technical reports, journals and other publications, and via web sites, webinars, seminars, symposia, demonstrations, exhibits and personal consultations.

Recent Publications

Visit Publications for access to all station publications. Printed copies of all station publications can be ordered free of charge.

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