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***This news release was originally issued by the University of Montana. RMRS scientist, Sean Parks, is a co-author for this research publication. MISSOULA – New University of Montana research suggests recurring continent-spanning drought patterns set the tempo for forest recovery from wildfire.
The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is pleased to announce three scientists have recently been promoted to Senior Scientist status, the highest level of accomplishment a federal scientist can receive. 
***This press release was first issued by our partners at Institute for Applied Ecology.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. Aug. 6, 2020 - High elevation trees impacted by mountain pine beetles threw researchers a curve ball.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. July 6, 2020 – Every year is different, and the weather keeps ranchers and managers on their toes throughout the growing season. Join Dr. Matt Reeves, a Research Ecologist with USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, for his monthly forecasts of forage and grassland fuel conditions.
*This news release was issued by Colorado State University and is being shared here. One of Jonathan Coop's first vivid memories as a child was watching the flames of the 1977 La Mesa Fire in north-central New Mexico. The human-caused fire burned more than 15,000 acres of pine forests in the Bandelier National Monument and areas surrounding the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
This news release was originally shared by the Western Wildlands Environmental Threat Assessment Center and Pacific Northwest Research Station OLYMPIA, Wash. — Jessica Halofsky wants to create tools and information people can use. Now as the head of not one, but two land management-based programs, the long-time academic researcher might have her chance.
BOULDER, Colo. June 11, 2020 - From a hummingbird’s point of view, wildfire can be good or bad. Seven hummingbird species are widespread in the western United States and beyond, including the Calliope Hummingbird, the smallest North American species, and the Rufous Hummingbird, which holds the long-distance flight record.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. June 8, 2020 - In response to requests from local stakeholders, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region enlisted the help of the Forest Service scientists within the Western Center for Native Plant Conservation and Restoration Science to synthesize existing research to better understand dry conifer forests and rangelands of northeastern California’s plateau region.
*News Release origininally issued by the USDA Forest Service Headquarters Office.