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Dr. Sharlene Sing is being honored for her contributions to the field of biocontrol research and invasive species management at the annual North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) conference. Dr. Sing is a research entomologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, and she received the award at the 2022 Biocontrol Award ceremony held this past Wednesday.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 23, 2022 — Christopher “Chris” Farley, Rocky Mountain Research Station Policy Analyst, was named as a 2022 Society of American Foresters Fellow. Farley currently serves as strategic planner for the Rocky Mountain Resear
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Sept. 19 — Dr. Charles Luce, a research hydrologist at the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), has been selected as an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., July 8, 2022 — The USDA Forest Service has selected Margaret “Maggie” Hardy, PhD, to be the Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Research Program Manager. She began her position in June 2022 and is stationed in Flagstaff, Ariz. 
FORT COLLINS, Colo. July 7, 2022— Fire camps emerge overnight to house, feed, supply, and organize personnel working 16-hour days to contain wildfires. With firefighters from all over the country sharing close quarters, these high-density living and working conditions can create the ideal environment for the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
MILWAUKEE, WI, June 3, 2022—The USDA Forest Service is looking for exceptional applicants to fill six Tribal Relations Specialist positions across the country who will have the unique opportunity to work with world-class scientists, forestry professionals, and Tribal Leaders to help implement projects that ensure healthy forests, clean water, and spectacular recreation opportunities.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 13, 2022 — Helping bees helps us. About one-third of our food and three-quarters of forest and grassland plants in the United States are pollinated by insects. Pollinators, including bees, are declining worldwide. One way to restore bee populations is to use seed mixes that include their favorite flowering plants.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 25—Protected areas — such as nature reserves, national parks, and wilderness areas — are essential to conserving biodiversity. New research published in Environmental Research Letters provides insights for developing climate-smart conservation strategies.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 22— In 2015, water use in the United States reached its lowest level in four decades. This national trend, however, may mask the regional challenges faced by communities as droughts become more frequent and more severe.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb 15 — Wildfires do not respect ownership or management boundaries, and those that move across them are called “cross-boundary” fires.