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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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Jemez Mountains with aspen trees, NM.
December 31, 2013

Jemez Mountains with aspen trees, NM.

Jemez Mountains with aspen trees, NM. 

A hiker on the Lower White River Wilderness trail. BLM photo.
August 13, 2013

A hiker on the Lower White River Wilderness trail

A hiker on the Lower White River Wilderness trail. BLM photo. 

Invasive tamarisk on the Colorado River.
December 31, 2012

Invasive tamarisk on the Colorado River.

This image is of invasive tamarisk (salt cedar) growing on the banks of the Colorado River. 

The VisWall in the RAM room at the Fort Collins Science Center.
December 31, 2012

VisWall in the RAM room

The VisWall in the RAM room at the Fort Collins Science Center. Photo by Tracy Holcombe, USGS, in Jan 2012.

Agriculture and grazing
December 31, 2012

Agriculture and grazing

Agriculture and grazing

The Little Missouri River, flood plain
December 31, 2012

The Little Missouri River, flood plain

The Little Missouri River, flood plain and surrounding badlands in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Leafless gray trees on the flood plain are mostly cottonwood, and dark green trees are rocky mountain juniper. Cottonwood stands occur in arc-shaped bands increasing in age with distance from the channel. Photo looking downstream by Jonathan Friedman,

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View from the sky looking inland at a river mouth that is flowing into open waters heavily laden with sediment in contrast.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River are being incrementally removed from 2011 to

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View from the sky looking seaward over a river mouth that is dumping large volumes of sediment and creating a delta.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River were incrementally removed from 2011 to 2014 to

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Lava tube opening/possible bat roost with pine forest above.
December 31, 2011

Lava tube opening/possible bat roost with pine forest above.

Opening of a large lava tube at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and likely roost for bats, 2011.

View from sandstone bluff overlooking extinct lava flows at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico.
December 31, 2011

View from sandstone bluff overlooking extinct lava flows at El Malpais

View from sandstone bluff overlooking extinct lava flows at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico.

a sunset photo, both from El Malpais National Monument
December 31, 2011

a sunset photo, both from El Malpais National Monument

Asunset photo, from El Malpais National Monument, NM.