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Scroll through the images below to see more of the fascinating science projects we are conducting at the Fort Collins Science Center. These are just a handful of the many amazing shots by FORT scientists and support staff that you will find on our website.

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Select CRP fields for on-site assessments
June 30, 2018

Select CRP fields for on-site assessments

This map shows the distribution of select Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) fields for on-site assessments. 

Wind erosion in Kansas
June 30, 2018

Recently plowed crop field in Kansas suffering from wind erosion

Abandoned center-pivot irrigated cropland results in destabilized sandy soils that are badly eroded by wind. An example of a recently plowed field in Kansas. 

Native sunflowers in a Kansas Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field
June 30, 2018

Native sunflowers in a Kansas Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field

Native sunflowers in a Kansas Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field

Crop duster plane
June 30, 2018

Crop duster plane

Crop duster plane 

Blue Vane trap in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field
June 30, 2018

Blue Vane trap in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field

Blue Vane trap in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field

Wildfire mitigation before image
May 31, 2018

Wildfire mitigation before image

This photo was taken just before wildfire mitigation efforts. The WiRe (Wildfire Research Team) conducts research on these mitigation efforts and other components of wildfires and communities. More can be learned on their website. 

Wildfire mitigation after image
May 31, 2018

Wildfire mitigation after image

This photo was taken just after wildfire mitigation efforts. The WiRe (Wildfire Research Team) conducts research on these mitigation efforts and other components of wildfires and communities. More can be learned on their website. 

Members of the Wildfire Research (WiRe) Team
May 5, 2018

Members of the Wildfire Research (WiRe) Team

Pictured are members of the Wildfire Research (WiRe) Team, a nonprofit organization that works with wildfire practitioners to help communities adapt to wildfires. (Public domain.)

Hibernating little brown bat
December 31, 2017

Hibernating little brown bat

little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) with white-nose syndrome hibernating in a Virginia cave during late spring of 2016. Patches of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome can be seen growing out of the skin (white areas) near the nose and across the folded wing skin of this bat.  Spherical drops of water condensation coat the bat's outer fur, a

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The Molecular Ecology Lab at the Fort Collins Science Center
January 19, 2017

The Molecular Ecology Lab at the Fort Collins Science Center

The Molecular Ecology Lab at the Fort Collins Science Center

A sunset in western Loveland, Colorado.
December 31, 2016

Sunset in Western Loveland, CO

A sunset in western Loveland, Colorado. 

Hikers in Glacier National Park use the new USGS ScienceCache geocaching mobile application.
December 31, 2016

Hikers using ScienceCache

Hikers in Glacier National Park use the new USGS ScienceCache geocaching mobile application. This scientific geocaching mobile application framework consists of a website and app to help engage geo-cachers, youth, and scientists in citizen science.