Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Research Station
Webinar: Pathogen-based biological control of grassy weeds. April 24, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 (Mountain). Grass species number among the most insidious weeds worldwide. We have evaluated a suite of pathogens on the invasive annual grass weed, cheatgrass, as potential biocontrol agents. Our studies indicate that it may be possible to manipulate the community of naturally occurring pathogens on this host to create temporary stand failure. Join us for the fourth of the Invasive Plants — Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries Webinar Series. More »
Webinar: Learning to understanding each other: Values and perceptions of ecosystem restoration. May 20, 2014, 10:30 - 12:00 (Mountain). Stakeholders in ecosystem restoration hold varying values and diverse perceptions about natural resource management. The webinar introduces methods for garnering public feedback and incorporating it into decisions, and present two case studies, one about public perceptions of smoke management, and another about values and perceptions of wildlife-human interactions. This is the fourth in the Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series More »
Webinars & Newsletters
Strategic Business Plan & Framework
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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
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.
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