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News items described and linked on this webpage are highlights of selected studies conducted and publications produced by USGS Science Center staff members in Region 7:  Upper Colorado Basin. Left click on news item titles or "Read Article" links to view the original news items.

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Art Illuminates the Grand Canyon: Exploring the Environmental Puzzle

Art Illuminates the Grand Canyon: Exploring the Environmental Puzzle

In an innovative approach to addressing uranium mining's impact in the Grand Canyon region, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a visually...

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From Ashes to Alerts: Science Helps Protect Colorado Travelers

From Ashes to Alerts: Science Helps Protect Colorado Travelers

In the summer of 2021, travelers in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon were safely evacuated before massive mounds of mud and rocks buried highways and...

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Living with Wildfire: The Wildfire Research Team adds new USGS-led collaborator report to their series on projects informing community wildfire risk mitigation

Living with Wildfire: The Wildfire Research Team adds new USGS-led collaborator report to their series on projects informing community wildfire risk mitigation

James Meldrum is lead author on a collaborator report published by the USDA Forest Service covering work with the City of Santa Fe Fire Department and...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds stoke wildland fire science investments

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds stoke wildland fire science investments

Scientists and experts at the U.S. Geological Survey now have access to historic natural resource investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure...

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Studies Reveal Presence and Distribution of PFAS in New Mexico's Water Resources

Studies Reveal Presence and Distribution of PFAS in New Mexico's Water Resources

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - PFAS chemicals have been detected in groundwater and surface water resources across the state of New Mexico, with urban areas...

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Media Alert: USGS field crews to study avalanche prone regions using airborne techniques near Durango

Media Alert: USGS field crews to study avalanche prone regions using airborne techniques near Durango

DURANGO, Colo.— Weather contingent, U.S. Geological Survey crews will be deploying various airborne technologies to better understand avalanche prone...

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In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

DENVER, Colo. — A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey and partners in the U.S. and Mexico lends new insight into the puzzle of monarch butterfly...

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FORT researchers share expertise at the 2024 Rocky Mountain Region Science Exchange

FORT researchers share expertise at the 2024 Rocky Mountain Region Science Exchange

This workshop brings together USGS researchers from different centers in the Rocky Mountain Region from April 9–11 in Denver, Colorado. Talks will...

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FORT scientists to present research at Wyoming wildlife conference

FORT scientists to present research at Wyoming wildlife conference

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) is jointly hosting a conference with the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WY-TWS) from...

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FORT Research Zoologist Erin Muths receives the 2024 Rocky Mountain Stewardship Award for her substantial contributions to amphibian conservation and management in the park

FORT Research Zoologist Erin Muths receives the 2024 Rocky Mountain Stewardship Award for her substantial contributions to amphibian conservation and management in the park

Last week, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) awarded USGS Research Zoologist Dr. Erin Muths the 2024 RMNP Stewardship Award. This award recognizes...

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In a recently published study, FORT scientists and collaborators synthesize data from 26,729 post-burn vegetation plots to determine the effects of fire and climate on non-native plant invasion

In a recently published study, FORT scientists and collaborators synthesize data from 26,729 post-burn vegetation plots to determine the effects of fire and climate on non-native plant invasion

This publication examined patterns and predictors of non-native plant invasion following fire across the western United States by synthesizing data...

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