Rocky Mountain Research Station


The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) 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. We maintain 12 field laboratories throughout a 12-state territory encompassing the Great Basin, Southwest, Rocky Mountains and parts of the Great Plains (see map). Our research program serves the Forest Service as well as other federal and state agencies, international organizations, Tribes, academia, non-profit groups and individuals.

RMRS seeks solutions to today’s complex resource management problems by applying its unique knowledge and expertise to the most critical science questions. Our strategic research priorities reflect stakeholder needs, unique capabilities of our Station scientists and western geography, and those emerging natural resource and social issues for discovery and applied science.

The priorities include:

  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Fire Sciences
  • Human-Landscape Interactions
  • Inventory & Monitoring
  • Resilient Landscapes
  • Species Endangerment
  • Water & Watersheds

Science Programs

Phone Number: (970) 498-1100