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The Rocky Mountain Region ranges from the Colorado Rockies to the Western Deserts to the Great Plains. The Rocky Mountain Region conducts multi- and interdisciplinary research and monitoring in locations across the Region, the United States, around the world, and across our solar system.

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Date published: March 15, 2016

Identification of Fire Refugia in Rocky Mountain Ecosystems of the U.S. and Canada: Development and Application of the Refugium Concept for Biodiversity Conservation over Large Spatial and Temporal Scales

We described the climate space of fire regimes in northwestern North America (Whitman and others 2015), and we are refining an approach to identify fire refugia – areas that do not burn or burn with lower severity through multiple fire events. We continue our collaboration to test the function of refugia for biodiversity conservation under current and future climate and fire scenarios. We...

Date published: March 2, 2016

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO)

Monitors and studies the active geologic processes and hazards of the Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field and its caldera. Yellowstone National Park contains the largest and most diverse collection of natural thermal features in the world. YVO also monitors volcanic activity in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.

Date published: May 15, 2015
Status: Completed

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative: Rocky Mountain Region

Decline of amphibian populations worldwide has prompted an international effort to determine causes of decline in various locations and ecosytems. Some causes which have been suggested include habitat alteration, introduced species, disease, and environmental stressors such as ultraviolet radiation, agricultural chemicals in groundwater, and contaminants in atmospheric deposition. The ...

Date published: June 21, 2009
Status: Completed

NAWQA High Plains Regional Groundwater Study

As part of the National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA), the USGS has evaluated ground-water quality in the High Plains aquifer system. Beginning in 1999 and continuing for a period of 6 years, the High Plains Regional Groundwater Study intensively investigated the...

Date published: November 15, 2001
Status: Archived

SAGEMAP

A GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management in the Intermountain West

Contacts: Steve Hanser
Date published: June 19, 2000
Status: Completed

NAWQA South Platte River Basin Study

The South Platte River Basin study, conducted as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program, combines information on water chemistry, physical characteristics, stream habitat, and aquatic life to provide science-based insights for current and...

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Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park
July 4, 2017

Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park

Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park. 

View of mountain and creek from Yellowstone National Park northeast entrance road.
June 29, 2017

Amphitheater Mountain and Soda Butte Creek Yellowstone

Amphitheater Mountain and Soda Butte Creek viewed from the Yellowstone National Park northeast entrance road. 

Real-time well at Five Springs Creek southeast of Lovell, Wyoming
June 27, 2017

Real-time well at Five Springs Creek southeast of Lovell, Wyoming

Real-time well at Five Springs Creek southeast of Lovell, Wyoming

Using a GPS station to get highly precise streamflow measurement
June 11, 2017

Using a GPS station to get highly precise streamflow measurement

Using a GPS station to get highly precise streamflow measurement 

Measuring streamflow using bridge crane, Powder River at Sussex
May 25, 2017

Measuring streamflow using bridge crane, Powder River at Sussex

Measuring streamflow using bridge crane and AA meter, Powder River at Sussex

Measuring stream stage on Muddy Creek near Dad
May 15, 2017

Measuring stream stage on Muddy Creek near Dad

Measuring stream stage on Muddy Creek near Dad

Springtime streamflow measurement, East Fork Smiths Fork
April 4, 2017

Springtime streamflow measurement, East Fork Smiths Fork

Springtime streamflow measurement, East Fork Smiths Fork

Stacy M Kinsey collecting eDNA sample from Snake Riv nr Astoria HS
March 22, 2017

Stacy M Kinsey collecting eDNA sample from Snake Riv nr Astoria HS

Stacy M Kinsey collecting eDNA sample from Snake Riv nr Astoria HS, WY

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri
March 20, 2017

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri

Processing a sample for detection of N. fowleri 

Ice jam on Little Wind River Ice jam on Little Wind River (06235500), February 2017. Streamgage destroyed soon after photo taken
February 28, 2017

Ice jam on Little Wind River Ice jam on Little Wind River (06235500)

Ice jam on Little Wind River near Riverton, Wyoming (06235500), February 2017. The streamgage was destroyed soon after this photo taken.

Chopping several feet of ice to access Black Canyon Creek
February 23, 2017

Chopping several feet of ice to access Black Canyon Creek, Feb 2017

Chopping several feet of ice to access Black Canyon Creek

Sampling the Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir
February 21, 2017

Sampling the Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir

Sampling the Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir

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USGS
May 30, 2008

New research suggests that how often Old Faithful and other Yellowstone geysers erupt may depend on annual rainfall patterns.

USGS
March 18, 2008

Competition for water is becoming more intense as the nation's population continues to grow, increasing the demands for water use in agriculture and power production.

USGS
September 24, 2007

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a report today describing salinity levels in streams and ground water in parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The report concludes that although salinity varies widely throughout the region, levels have generally decreased in many streams during the past two decades.

USGS
July 9, 2007

A report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and associated database that inventory 61 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the Rocky Mountain area of the United States, including the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

USGS
May 15, 2007

More than 140 researchers, resource managers, policy makers, and citizens from Wyoming and beyond are expected in Laramie on May 15-17, 2007, for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Science Workshop.

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May 4, 2006

One of every four fishes in streams of 12 western states is non-native, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study published in November 2005 in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 

USGS
May 4, 2006

One of every four fishes in streams of 12 western states is non-native, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study published in November 2005 in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management. And, researchers found, it´s not just that there are a lot of non-native fishes but they are also widespread...

USGS
August 1, 2005

In its latest report on water use in the United States, the USGS looked at the nation's dependence on ground water. The report entitled Estimated Withdrawals from Principal Aquifers in the United States, 2000, provides details of ground-water withdrawals and use from principal aquifers in each state.

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April 29, 2005

Reston, VA – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) today released the first ever comprehensive and systematic review of the 169 U.S. volcanoes and established a framework for a National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) which calls for a 24-hour seven-day-a-week Volcano Watch Office and enhanced instrumentation and monitoring at targeted volcanoes.

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April 8, 2005

Another Great Earthquake in the Indian Ocean, but What About the Tsunami?

Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?

Radio-Monitored Salmon Shed Light on Snake River for Water Managers

Itching to Know More About America’s Modern Gold Rush?

Hazards and Cooperation Spawn New Uses for Geospatial Information

 

Yellowstone Caldera 1996-2000 InSAR image, uplift in black box....
June 28, 2004

Satellite-based surveying techniques (InSAR) allow scientists to view changes to the ground surface at Yellowstone. For more information see the Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System fact sheet.

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June 22, 2004

Trace amounts of pesticides or volative organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in ground water sampled from public-supply wells in Salt Lake Valley if the age of the sampled water was less than about 50 years, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).