2014 Research Accomplishments – Looking Back
Looking Back on 2014 features a sample of our key research findings for the past year at the Rocky Mountain Research Station. We highlight our accomplishments under seven research priorities that reflect broad areas of current concern, and where the Station and our partners are best positioned to pursue collaborative work. There are also links to more detailed information.
The Rocky Mountain Research Station is one of seven regional units that make up the USDA Forest Service Research and Development organization – the most extensive natural resources research organization in the world. The core geography of the Station is the twelve non-coastal western states. From Canada to Mexico, from 70 feet above sea level to 14,000 feet plus, the 1.2 million square miles contain 15 distinct ecoregions and four Forest Service Regions. While anchored in the geography of the intermountain west, we conduct our natural resource-related research on a global scale.
Our work helps natural resource managers and policy makers balance economic, social and environmental demands for forest and rangeland resources worldwide.