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Research Natural Areas in the Interior West Region (Region 4)

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Spreadsheet with the national forest, ranger district, establishment date, elevation, unique features, major habitat types, and locations of Research Natural Areas in the Interior West Region of the Forest Service (Region 4). Document Type: Other Documents

Research Natural Areas in the Southwest Region (Region 3)

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Spreadsheet with the name, national forest and ranger district, establishment date, size, elevation, unique features, major habitat types, and locations of Research Natural Areas in the Southwest Region of the Forest Service (Region 3). Document Type: Other Documents

Research Natural Areas in the Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2)

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Spreadsheet with the national forest and district, establishment date, size, elevation, unique features, major habitat types, and locations of Research Natural Areas in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Forest Service (Region 2). This document was updated in 2019. Document Type: Other Documents

Research Natural Areas in the Northern Region (Region 1)

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Spreadsheet with the name, elevations, unique features, major habitat types, and locations of Research Natural Areas in the Northern Region of the Forest Service (Region 1). Document Type: Other Documents

Principal investigator RNA study plan preparation outline

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Individuals conducting research on Research Natural Areas administered by the Rocky Mountain Research Station need to submit a Principal investigator RNA study plan preparation outline.Document Type: Other Documents

Research Natural Area (RNA) research request form

Documents and Media Posted on: August 28, 2015
Individuals wishing to conduct research on Research Natural Areas administered by the Rocky Mountain Research Station must submit a Research Natural Area (RNA) research request form. For more information about conducting research on RNAs see Using RNAs. Document Type: Other Documents

RNA Publications

Pages Posted on: February 25, 2015
Regional bibliographies Region 1 (Not currently available) Region 2 (docx) Region 3 (Not currently available) Region 4 (Not currently available)

RNA Listings

Pages Posted on: February 25, 2015
Below you can download spreadsheets with information about Research Natural Areas in the Northern, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, and Interior West Regions of the Forest Service. Related documents Research Natural Areas in the Northern Region (Region 1) (xlsx)

Using RNAs

Pages Posted on: February 25, 2015
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Research Natural Areas

Pages Posted on: February 25, 2015
The Forest Service Research Natural Areas (RNAs) network protects some of the finest examples of natural ecosystems for the purposes of scientific study and education and for maintenance of biological diversity. These areas represent a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems along elevational gradients from alpine to lowlands; and biogeographic gradients ranging from coniferous forests of the Northern Rockies to semiarid deserts of the southwest and prairie ecosystems of the plains.

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