U.S. Forest Service: Rocky Mountain Research Station
One of five regional units that make up the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development organization, the Rocky Mountain Research Station maintains 14 research locations throughout a 14-state territory encompassing the Great Basin, Southwest, Rocky Mountains and parts of the Great Plains. The station administers and conducts research on 14 experimental forests, ranges and watersheds while maintaining long-term databases for these areas. The station also oversees activities on more than 260 Research Natural Areas and leads ecosystem management and research partnership projects in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico and Nevada.
In collaborations with the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations, and university partners, the Rocky Mountain Research Station has taken key leadership roles in catalyzing coordinated and integrated research to develop information and tools to support land management and planning under climate change. The Rocky Mountain Research Station's 2009 Climate Change Research Strategy highlights the station's climate change research and science delivery capacity to support the needs of it clients and partners (see separate entry).
Phone: (970) 498-1100
- U.S. Forest Service (USFS): Climate Change Resource Center
- Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers
- Rocky Mountain Research Station 2009 Climate Change Research Strategy
- Aquarius: A Modeling System for River Basin Water Allocation
- Analysis of Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife Habitat in the U.S.