U.S. Forest Service (FS) - Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS)


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Natural Resources Research Center
2150 Centre Avenue, Building A
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8121
United States

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The Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) is a multicultural and diverse organization that employs over 400 permanent full-time employees, of which more than 100 are research scientists. The work it does, in cooperation with other Forest Service units, universities and other agencies and institutions, helps inform decisions on a wide variety of natural resources issues and problems throughout the western United States. It is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in caring for the land and serving people. The Rocky Mountain Research Station enjoys a proud heritage and is home to some of the earliest natural resources research dating back to the early 1900's. Today, its research program is based on a mission to develop and deliver scientific knowledge and technology that will help people sustain our forests, rangelends and grasslands. Quality science is the foundation of the Station's credibility, integrity and reputation. It focuses its research and development activities on questions and issues that are relevant and of concern to its stakeholders. Its stakeholders include natural resource scientists, managers and policymakers and a wide variety of federal and local government agencies, environmental and commodity non-governmental organization, professional societies, private landowners, industry, and the general public.
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The phrase "Caring for the Land and Serving People," captures the Forest Service Mission.

As set forth in law, the mission is to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple- use management concept to meet the diverse needs of people. It includes advocating a conservation ethic in promoting the health, productivity, diversity, and beauty of forests and associated lands; listening to people and responding to their diverse needs in making decisions; protecting and managing the National Forests and Grasslands so they best demonstrate the sustainable multiple-use management concept; providing technical and financial assistance to State and private forest landowners, encouraging them to practice good stewardship and quality land management in meeting their specific objectives; providing technical and financial assistance to cities and communities to improve their natural environment by planting trees and caring for their forests; providing international technical and scientific exchanges to sustain and enhance global resources and to encourage quality land management; helping States and communities to wisely use the forests to promote rural economic development and a quality rural environment; developing and providing scientific and technical knowledge aimed at improving our capability to protect, manage, and use forests and rangelands; and providing work, training, and education to the unemployed, underemployed, elderly, youth, and disadvantaged in pursuit of our mission.

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