Unified Interior Regions

Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin

Regions L2 Landing Page Tabs

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin conduct a large number of cooperative and collaborative projects with other agencies and partners. A sampling of those projects are shown below on this web page.

Filter Total Items: 378
Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

National Land Change Assessment

The National Land Change Assessment (NLCA) is a research effort that examines the causes, trends, and implications of United States land change. The project takes a comprehensive approach towards understanding land change by systematically examining land conversion and management across a full range of land use and land cover types and climate and ecological settings. Land change is a key...

Contacts: Mark A Drummond
Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Paleohydrology of Desert Wetlands

Springs and wetlands are among the most highly threatened ecosystems on Earth. Although geographically limited, they support more than 20% of all the threatened and endangered species in the United States. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are examining the rock record to determine how springs and wetlands responded to abrupt climate change during prehistoric times and the recent...

Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Soils and Sediment Laboratory

The Soils and Sediment Laboratory in the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Denver Colorado, supports the study of soils, sediments, and rocks through physical and chemical analyses. General sample preparation capabilities include standard laboratory processes such as drying, sieving, grinding, and splitting, as well as more specialized tasks that include carbonate and...

Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Sources, compositions, and effects of atmospheric dust from American Drylands

The Drylands Project undertakes studies to measure past and ongoing changes in dust sources, flux, and composition in the American West, and strives to understand the effects of atmospheric dust on pressing national and global issues of snowmelt acceleration, air quality, and human health. The project develops the capability to forecast future dust emission/deposition and effects on the basis...

Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Sustainable Landscapes

Evidence of the loss and fragmentation of forest, wetland, shrubland, grassland and other natural and semi-natural cover to human activities is pervasive. In response, this study focuses on the trajectory of land use and development coupled with the capacity for landscape conservation and recovery of natural and semi-natural land cover across a diversity of U.S. landscapes.

Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Terrestrial Rates and Amplitudes of Changes in Ecoclimate Systems (TRACES)

Vegetation changes caused by climatic variations and/or land use may have large impacts on forests, agriculture, rangelands, natural ecosystems, and endangered species. Climate modeling studies indicate that vegetation cover, in turn, has a strong influence on regional climates, and this must be better understood before models can estimate future environmental conditions. To address these...

Contacts: Bob Thompson
Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

Terrestrial Records of Holocene Climate Change: Fire, climate and humans

Large wildfires have raged across the western Americas in the past decade including the Las Conchas, New Mexico fire that burned 44,000 acres in a single day in 2011 (Orem and Pelletier, 2015, Geomorphology 232: 224-238, and references therein), the 2016 Fort McMurray, Alberta fire that required evacuating an entire city, and the...

Date published: July 14, 2017
Status: Active

U.S.-Mexico Border Geologic Framework

The primary objective of the U.S.-Mexico border project is to provide framework geology through geologic mapping activities to support border-wide science investigations including assessing and evaluating groundwater, energy and mineral, and ecological resources, and identifying and investigating natural hazards, including landslide, earthquake, wildfire, and flood hazards.

Active...

Date published: June 1, 2017
Status: Active

Simulation of Pre- and Post-Fire Streamflow in the Upper Rio Hondo Basin, NM

The 2012 Little Bear Fire burned 44,000 acres in the upper Rio Hondo Basin in south-central New Mexico. Landscape in the Basin ranges from mixed conifer forests at higher elevations (12,000 ft) to desert shrubland at lower (5,200 ft) elevations. Burned areas are at risk of substantial post-wildfire erosion and flash floods. USGS post-wildfire analysis estimated 70% of the burned area had a...

Contacts: C. David Moeser
Date published: May 24, 2017
Status: Active

Assessment of Hydrologic Resources and the Potential Effects from Oil and Gas Development in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tri-County Planning Area, Sierra, Doña Ana, and Otero Counties, New Mexico

The Tri-County Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) “decision area” (the public lands and resources that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Sierra, Doña Ana, and Otero Counties) is a large (4,375 square miles) and varied landscape. The decision area contains both connected and closed surface-water and groundwater basins, some of which cross state and...

Date published: May 16, 2017
Status: Completed

Watershed Contamination from Hard Rock Mining

Since 1986, the USGS Hard-Rock Mining Toxic-Substances Hydrology Project has focused on metal transport in streams affected by mining. Tracer-injection studies in St. Kevin Gulch, near Leadville, Colorado, helped the USGS design methods to characterize loading from mining activities on a watershed scale. Tracer-injection studies were done in 1995, in support of the planning needs of ederal...

Date published: May 10, 2017
Status: Active

Transit-loss accounting program for Monument and Fountain Creeks, El Paso and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

Since the 1980s, a transit-loss accounting program has been used for daily accounting of native and transmountain water by the Colorado Division of Water Resources (CDWR) to determine transit losses and water allocations along Fountain Creek and Monument Creek, Colorado. The Colorado Water Science Center has been involved in developing, modifying, and supporting the program over the course of...

Contacts: Lisa D Miller

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin collect a wide variety of natural resource data types including spatial, geologic, hydrologic, and biologic data. Data included in USGS-series publications that are not publically available in USGS databases are published in Data Releases. Tools are USGS products that can be used to analyze those types of data.

Filter Total Items: 253
Date published: January 1, 2018

Canal Balance GW-only Pumping

This dataset contains monthly groundwater pumping values from 1938 through 2010 for areas within Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) with irrigation-water supplied by only groundwater. Groundwater pumping values were extracted from the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer’s (NMOSE’s) Canal spreadsheet, version 11.2 (Barroll, P., NMOSE, written commun.,

Date published: January 1, 2018

Municipal and Industrial Wells for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 1,874 municipal and industrial well locations and attributes used as input data for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Attributes include well construction information, historic water use information, and flags indicating assumptions made for modeling purposes. Data were compiled from various sources; see Supplementa

Date published: January 1, 2018

Effects of Hillslope Gully Stabilization on Erosion and Sediment Production in the Torreon Wash Watershed, New Mexico, 2009–2012 - Associated Data

Sediment erosion and deposition in two sets of paired (treated and untreated) upland drainages in the Torreon Wash watershed, upper Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico, were examined over a 3 1/2-year period from spring 2009 through fall 2012. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of shallow, loose-stone check dams, or “one-rock dams,” as a hillslope gully ero

Date published: January 1, 2018

Input Data Metadata, 2012 Little Bear Fire PRMS prefire-postfire models

This dataset contains input files for hydrologic simulations of the Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin, New Mexico using the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS). Input data for the entire Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin were developed, but output data only from the North Fork Eagle Creek subwatershed were used. Two calibrated input datasets are included: one for prefire conditions and one for po

Date published: January 1, 2018

Domestic Wells for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 8,877 domestic well locations and attributes used as input data for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Attributes include well construction information, historic water use information, and flags indicating assumptions made for modeling purposes. Data were compiled from various sources; see Supplemental Information fo

Date published: January 1, 2018

Diversion Points for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 61 surface-water points of diversion used as input into the Streamflow-Routing (SFR) Package for MODFLOW-One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model in the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Thirty-one of the 61 diversion points represent surface-water deliveries to combined groundwater and surface-water water balance subregions (WBS%

Date published: January 1, 2018

Synthetic Streamflow Metadata, North Fork Eagle Creek (2007-2015) for PRMS calibration

This dataset contains a synthetic streamflow timeseries for the North Fork Eagle Creek subwatershed of the Upper Rio Hondo Subbasin, New Mexico. Daily synthetic streamflow data (in cubic feet per second) for the North Fork Eagle Creek was created by subtracting daily streamflow at the South Fork Eagle Creek near Alto, NM (USGS 08387600) streamgage from daily streamflow at the Eagle Cr

Date published: January 1, 2018

Argon and geochemical data for: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and petrogenesis of the Table Mountain Shoshonites, Golden, CO

This dataset accompanies publication '40Ar/39Ar geochronology and petrogenesis of the Table Mountain Shoshonites, Golden, CO', to be published in Rocky Mountain Geology, which analyzed lava flows on North and South Table Mountain in Golden, CO, for argon geochronology and geochemistry.

Date published: January 1, 2018

Tributary Pour Points for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents tributary pour points used as model boundary inflow locations to the tributary Streamflow-Routing (SFR) Package network for recharge and runoff simulated by the Transboundary Rio Grande Watershed Model (TRGWM) for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Nor

Date published: January 1, 2018

RGTIHM Acreage by WBS

This dataset contains the model-simulated area of 57 water-balance subregions (WBS) in the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM) within the six canal service units used in the Lower Rio Grande Basin groundwater flow model (SSPA, 2007), as well as the fraction of the area of each WBS with irrigation-water supplied by a combination of groundwater and surface-

Date published: January 1, 2018

Historical and projected production well pumping from January 1, 1900 through March 15, 2141, Middle Rio Grande Basin, Albuquerque and vicinity, New Mexico

This data release contains six historical and projected production well pumping scenarios from January 1, 1900 through March 15, 2141 for the Middle Rio Grande Basin, Albuquerque and vicinity, New Mexico. The production well pumping rates and source of these rates are included as tabular files. Tabular files are also included that define the time period over which these rates are applicab

Date published: January 1, 2018

Agricultural Wells for the Rio Grande transboundary integrated hydrologic model and water-availability analysis, New Mexico and Texas, United States, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico

This point vector dataset represents 3,959 agricultural well locations and attributes used as input data for the Rio Grande Transboundary Integrated Hydrologic Model (RGTIHM). Attributes include well construction information, historic water use information, and flags indicating assumptions made for modeling purposes. Data were compiled from various sources; see Supplemental Informatio

Filter Total Items: 4,804
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Exposure and potential effects of pesticides and pharmaceuticals in protected streams of the US National Park Service southeast Region

Globally protected areas offer refugia for a broad range of taxa including threatened and endangered species. The United States National Park Service (NPS) manages public lands to preserve biodiversity, but increasing park visitation and development of surrounding landscapes increase exposure to and effects from bioactive contaminants. The risk (...

Bradley, Paul; Romanok, Kristin; Duncan, Jeffrey R.; Battaglin, William; Clark, Jimmy; Hladik, Michelle; Huffman, Bradley; Iwanowicz, Luke; Journey, Celeste A.; Smalling, Kelly

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Earthquakes, ShakeMap

ShakeMap® is an open-source software program employed to automatically produce a suite of maps and products that portray the geographical extent and severity of potentially damaging shaking following an earthquake. ShakeMap’s primary purpose is to provide post-earthquake situational awareness for emergency management and response as well as damage...

Wald, David J.; Worden, Charles; Thompson, Eric M.; Hearne, Mike

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Is the timing, pace and success of the monarch migration associated with sun angle?

A basic question concerning the monarch butterfly’s fall migration is which monarchs succeed in reaching overwintering sites in Mexico, which fail—and why. We document the timing and pace of the fall migration, ask whether the sun’s position in the sky is associated with the pace of the migration, and whether timing affects success in completing...

Taylor, Orley R.; Lovett, James P; Gibo, David L; Weiser, Emily L.; Thogmartin, Wayne E.; Semmens, Darius J.; Diffendorfer, James E.; Pleasants, John M.; Pecoraro, Samuel; Grundel, Ralph

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

The August 2018 Kaktovik earthquakes: Active tectonics in northeastern Alaska revealed With InSAR and seismology

The largest earthquakes recorded in northern Alaska (Mw 6.4 and Mw 6.0) occurred ~6 hours apart on August 12, 2018 in the northeastern Brooks Range. The earthquakes were captured by Sentinel-1 InSAR satellites and Earthscope Transportable Array seismic data, giving insight into the little-known active tectonic processes of Arctic Alaska, obscured...

Gaudreau, E.; Nissen, E.K.; Bergman, Eric A.; Benz, Harley M.; Tan, F.; Karasözen, E.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Mississippian Delle Phosphatic Member of the Woodman Formation in the Eastern Great Basin Province of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho, 2019

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable mean resources of 144 million barrels of shale oil and 559 billion cubic feet of shale gas in the Mississippian Delle Phosphatic Member of the Woodman Formation in the Eastern Great Basin Province of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho.

Schenk, Christopher J.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Finn, Thomas M.; Marra, Kristen R.; Le, Phuong A.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Leathers-Miller, Heidi M.
Schenk, C.J., Mercier, T.J., Finn, T.M., Marra, K.R., Le, P.A., Brownfield, M.E., and Leathers-Miller, H.M., 2019, Assessment of continuous oil and gas resources in the Mississippian Delle Phosphatic Member of the Woodman Formation in the Eastern Great Basin Province of Nevada, Utah, and Idaho, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3062, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193062.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Geochemistry and geophysics of iron oxide-apatite deposits and associated waste piles with implications for potential rare earth element resources from ore and historic mine waste in the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York, USA

The iron oxide-apatite (IOA) deposits of the eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York, are historical high-grade magnetite mines that contain variable concentrations of rare earth element (REE)-bearing apatite crystals. The majority of the deposits are hosted within sodically altered Lyon Mountain granite gneiss, although some deposits occur within...

Taylor, Ryan; Shah, Anjana K.; Walsh, Gregory J.; Taylor, Cliff D.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

The 2018 update of the US National Seismic Hazard Model: Overview of model and implications

During 2017–2018, the National Seismic Hazard Model for the conterminous United States was updated as follows: (1) an updated seismicity catalog was incorporated, which includes new earthquakes that occurred from 2013 to 2017; (2) in the central and eastern United States (CEUS), new ground motion models were updated that incorporate updated median...

Petersen, Mark D.; Shumway, Allison; Powers, Peter M.; Mueller, Charles; Moschetti, Morgan P.; Frankel, Arthur; Rezaeian, Sanaz; McNamara, Daniel E.; Luco, Nicolas; Boyd, Oliver S.; Rukstales, Kenneth S.; Jaiswal, Kishor; Thompson, Eric M.; Hoover, Susan M.; Clayton, Brandon; Field, Edward H.; Zeng, Yuehua

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Increases in life-safety risks to building occupants from induced earthquakes in the central United States

Earthquake occurrence rates in some parts of the central United States have been elevated for a number of years; this increase has been widely attributed to deep wastewater injection associated with oil and gas activities. This induced seismicity has caused damage to buildings and infrastructure and substantial public concern. In March 2016, the U...

Liu, Taojun; Luco, Nicolas; Liel, Abbie B.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Orogenic recycling of detrital zircons characterizes age distributions of North American Cordilleran strata

Detrital zircon (DZ) analysis has become the standard tool for source‐to‐sink sediment routing studies at many spatial and temporal scales. In North American source‐to‐sink studies, DZ distributions are commonly classified according to the presence/absence and proportions of DZ age groups associated with North American crustal provinces as well as...

Schwartz, Theresa Maude; Schwartz, Robert K.; Weislogel, A.L.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

3D geologic framework for use with the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model, Phase 1—Western United States

A 3D geologic framework is presented here as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model for the western United States, which will be used to improve seismic hazard assessment. The framework is based on 1:250,000 to 1:1,000,000-scale state geologic maps and depths of multiple subsurface unit boundaries. The geology at or near the...

Boyd, Oliver S.
Boyd, O.S., 2019, 3D Geologic framework for use with the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model, Phase 1—Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1081, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191081.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Holocene earthquake history and slip rate of the southern Teton fault, Wyoming, USA

The 72-km-long Teton normal fault bounds the eastern base of the Teton Range in northwestern Wyoming, USA. Although geomorphic surfaces along the fault record latest Pleistocene to Holocene fault movement, the postglacial earthquake history of the fault has remained enigmatic. We excavated a paleoseismic trench at the Buffalo Bowl site along the...

Duross, Christopher; Gold, Ryan D.; Briggs, Richard W.; Delano, Jaime E.; Ostenaa, Dean A.; Zellman, Mark; Cholewinski, Nicole; Wittke, Seth; Mahan, Shannon A.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2019

Using component ratios to detect metadata and instrument problems of seismic stations: Examples from 18 years of GEOSCOPE data

Replacement or deterioration of seismic instruments and the evolution of the installation conditions and sites can alter the seismic signal in very subtle ways, so it is notoriously difficult to monitor the signal quality of permanent seismic stations. We present a simple tool, energy ratios between each pair of the three recorded components,...

Pedersen, Helle A.; Leroy, Nicolas; Zigone, Dimitri; Vallée, Martin; Ringler, Adam T.; Wilson, David C.

Photos and videos described and linked on this webpage come from a wide variety of USGS science activities and presentations performed by USGS Science Center staff members in the Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin.

Filter Total Items: 515
Photo of outdoor testing plots where biocrusts were exposed to different warming and precipitation factors over time.
September 26, 2016

Biocrust outdoor testing plots

USGS scientists created outdoor testing plots where large squares of biocrusts were exposed to different warming and precipitation factors over time. Researchers not only looked at how the biocrusts responded, but also measured the amount of energy that the different biocrust communities reflected back into the atmosphere relative to how much energy came in from the sun.

...
Photo of Biocrust outdoor testing plots
September 26, 2016

Biocrust outdoor testing plots

USGS scientists created outdoor testing plots where large squares of biocrusts were exposed to different warming and precipitation factors over time. Researchers not only looked at how the biocrusts responded, but also measured the amount of energy that the different biocrust communities reflected back into the atmosphere relative to how much energy came in from the sun.

...
Photo of USGS scientist Sasha Reed studying outdoor biocrust testing sites
September 26, 2016

USGS scientist Sasha Reed studys outdoor biocrust testing sites

USGS scientist Sasha Reed studies sites where different climate conditions are being mimicked to determine effect on biocrusts.

Arid and semiarid ecosystems are expected to experience significant changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, which may affect soil organisms in ways that cause surfaces to become lighter in color and thus reflect more sunlight,

...
Photo of biocrust outdoor testing plots.
September 26, 2016

Biocrust outdoor testing plots.

USGS scientists created outdoor testing plots where large squares of biocrusts were exposed to different warming and precipitation factors over time. Researchers not only looked at how the biocrusts responded, but also measured the amount of energy that the different biocrust communities reflected back into the atmosphere relative to how much energy came in from the sun.

...
Photo of biocrusts providing soil stability in the desert
September 26, 2016

Biocrusts provide soil stability and prevent erosion

Biocrusts provide soil stability and prevent erosion. Soil is the foundation where plants live; if soil is not stable, native plants can have difficulty growing.

Arid and semiarid ecosystems are expected to experience significant changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, which may affect soil organisms in ways that cause surfaces to become lighter in color

...
Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming
September 17, 2016

Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming

Greater Yellowstone Area ice patches, northwestern Wyoming

Deadmans Road, Colorado carousel
September 1, 2016

Deadmans Road, Colorado

This photo was taken off of Deadmans Road in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.

A Researcher Sampling Ancient Trees Emerging from an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Sampling Ancient Trees Emerging from an Ice Patch

Danny Stahle catalogs a sample taken from a Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicalus) that died ~5,300 years before present as conditions cooled and the ice patch expanded. 

A Researcher Sampling Trees at an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Sampling Trees at an Ice Patch

Lucas watches Danny Stahle catalog a sample taken froma long frozen Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicalus).

A Researcher Assesses Wood Condition at an Ice Patch
August 31, 2016

A Researcher Assesses Wood Condition at an Ice Patch

Danny Stahle assesses the preservation of Whitebark Pine melting out of an ice patch.

Prepping the Drilling Location in an Ice Patch
August 30, 2016

Prepping the Drilling Location in an Ice Patch

Field assistants prepare the trail and drilling location.

Researchers Break Near the Ice Patch
August 30, 2016

Researchers Break Near the Ice Patch

Craig Lee and a group of archeologist take a break and enjoy the scenery while standing over the coolers (white boxes) containing the ice core samples.

News items shown on this page are highlights of selected studies conducted and publications produced by USGS Science Center staff members in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin.

Filter Total Items: 328
USGS
February 14, 2012

A new U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet and a map showing the water-surface elevation of groundwater in the High Plains aquifer system in Laramie County can help local well owners in southeastern Wyoming better understand the quality and quantity of their well water. 

USGS
February 1, 2012

Citizens should not be alarmed if they witness a low-flying helicopter over the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the next couple of weeks. 

USGS
February 1, 2012

Groundwater withdrawals for crop irrigation have increased to over 16 million acre-feet per year in the High Plains Aquifer, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 28, 2011

A newly released U.S. Geological Survey study of decreasing groundwater resources in the Denver Basin aquifer provides information on water movement within the system and how it responds to changes in climatic and human activities.

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 1, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey Morisette has been selected as the Director of the Department of the Interior’s North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 31, 2011

When it comes to nesting, birds are no different than people – they want the best for their young, places with abundant food and shelter and a safe place to successfully raise their young. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 27, 2011

A harmless red dye will temporarily discolor the south end of Great Salt Lake for scientific research purposes starting on or about Nov. 1.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 25, 2011

The sand dunes among which Navajos have eked out austere livings for generations are growing fast and becoming mobile as the climate changes, says U.S. Geological Survey geologist Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer, whose interviews with elders and historical research augment her decade-long research on Navajo Nation land.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 21, 2011

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The sand dunes among which Navajos have eked out austere livings for generations are growing fast and becoming mobile as the climate changes, says U.S. Geological Survey geologist Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer, whose interviews with elders and historical research augment her decade-long research on Navajo Nation land.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 17, 2011

Dr. Sasha Reed, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, was named one of President Obama's recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 17, 2011

Citizens and visitors should not be alarmed if they witness a low-flying helicopter, with a large boom extending from its nose, flying back and forth in the northern San Luis Valley or near Salida during October and November. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
October 7, 2011

Citizens and visitors should not be alarmed if they witness a low-flying helicopter, with a large wire-loop contraption hanging from a cable underneath, flying over the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the next couple of weeks. 

This page includes links to Social Media accounts (top of page), Science Centers (middle of page), and Regional Office staff members (bottom of page) of the USGS Region 7--Upper Colorado Basin.

USGS Science Centers in Region 7-Upper Colorado Basin conduct a large number of cooperative, co-funded science and monitoring projects with many other Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies. Please scroll below to see the agencies with which those Science Centers currently have cooperative agreements.

Filter Total Items: 324