Fort Collins Science Center


There is always something news worthy happening at the Fort Collins Science Center. Read below about the latest studies our scientists are involved in, new advances in our fields of study, and topics that affect all of our lives.

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Date published: September 23, 2021

Ecologist recognized by Department of Interior for Exceptional Scientific Contributions

Research Ecologist Dr. Craig Allen was recently awarded the Department of Interior Distinguished Service Award for developing a deep understanding of forests, landscape ecology

Date published: August 11, 2021

Field Research for the Benefit of Bees

USGS scientists take on the task of surveying native bee populations to understand what may put native bees at risk, and how to help them.  

Date published: July 28, 2021

Fort Collins Science Center Ecologists Share Expertise on Invasive Species

Research Ecologists Amy Yackel Adams and Andrea Currylow present “Invasive Reptiles: Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese Pythons, Oh My!” lecture

Date published: July 19, 2021

National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $28.6 Billion to U.S. Economy in 2020, Report NPS and USGS

Visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $28.6 billion contribution to the nation's economy and supported 234,000 jobs in 2020, according to an economics report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.

Date published: July 7, 2021

Friday's Findings - July 9 2021

Conservation of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Under the Sage-Grouse Umbrella

Date:  July 9, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Cameron Aldridge, Research Ecologist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center


Date published: May 7, 2021

New Mexico Landscapes Field Station Research informs Fire Management

Researchers at the New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, part of the Fort Collins Science Center, use tree-ring fire scars to establish a historical record of fire that informs present-day fire management practices.

Date published: April 9, 2021

Landsat User Case Studies – Dive into Details

USGS social scientists use qualitative research methods to better understand Landsat imagery use and the benefits and challenges perceived by Landsat users. These Landsat user case studies provide in-depth information about users, uses, user value, and societal benefits.  

Date published: March 30, 2021

New Research Highlights Decline of Greater Sage-Grouse in the American West, Provides Roadmap to Aid Conservation

RESTON, Va. – Greater sage-grouse populations have declined significantly over the last six decades, with an 80% rangewide decline since 1965 and a nearly 40% decline since 2002, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey. Although the overall trend clearly shows continued population declines over the entire range of the species, rates of change vary regionally. 

Date published: March 4, 2021

Landsat’s Economic Value to the Nation Continues to Increase

The value of Landsat satellite imagery to the U.S. and global economies has increased notably in recent years. Landsat imagery provided an estimated $3.45 billion in economic benefits to users worldwide in 2017, compared to worldwide benefits of $2.19 billion in 2011. 

Date published: February 11, 2021

Next Generation of Women in Science

As part of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Fort Collins Science Center scientists volunteered to pass along personal and professional advice to the next generation of women and girls in science.

Date published: February 5, 2021

Fort Collins Science Center Scientists Share Expertise at Society for Range Management Meeting

Scientists from the US Geological Survey Fort Collins Science Center will be presenting on topics ranging from sage-grouse to invasive plant species at the upcoming Society for Range Management Annual Meeting.