About Us


As a science center of the U.S. Geological Survey, we develop and disseminate research-based information and tools needed for understanding the Nation’s biological resources in support of effective decision making.

Who We Are and What We Do

Faced with the complexities and growing urgency of natural resource issues, land and resource managers need information that is accurate, current, and usable. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) in Colorado fulfills this need by providing sound scientific data and technical assistance to Department of the Interior bureaus and other natural resource agencies.

The Natural Resources Research Center

The Fort Collins Science Center headquarters building is located on the Natural Resources Research Center (NRRC) campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 30-acre NRRC campus employs more than 1,000 natural resource professionals in 5 office buildings and a shared fabrication shop on property leased from Colorado State University (CSU). Developed to support and enhance research on natural resources issues, the NRRC is a partnership among CSU, the U.S. General Services Administration, and six Federal agencies from the Department of Agriculture and Department of the Interior. The NRRC collocation of agencies facilitates joint research opportunities, provides for shared resources, and enhances collaboration with the university's academic community.

Learn More

We invite you to browse "FORTWeb" to learn more about our staff, science, products, science features, and news. If you have questions, we would be happy to address them; you can reach us by visiting Contact Us. We will ensure that your message reaches the person who can best respond to it.