CSU Mountain Campus

Pingree Park renamed to CSU Mountain Campus, April 6, 2015.  Read more here.
Having fun at Pingree Park Campus

The CSU Mountain Campus is located in a high valley of the Rocky Mountains (9,000 feet above sea level), approximately 2 hours drive west of the city of Fort Collins.  It is surrounded by two National Forests and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Undergraduate students with majors in forestry, natural resource management, rangeland ecology, watershed, ecosystem science and sustainability, and fish, wildlife, and conservation biology are required to attend a four-week summer session (NR220) at Pingree Park, typically in the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

In addition, forestry students are required to attend an additional two week session (F230) at the CSU Mountain Campus that covers material specific to forestry.


NR 220 - Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements Information
Three NR 220 sessions will be offered during the 2015 summer session:
Session 3 - May 18 - June 12 (003-56271 & L03-56272)
Session 1 - June 15 - July 10 (001-50702 & L01-50704)
Session 2 - July 13 - August 7 (002-50703 & L02-50705)

Please see this registration flyer for information on registration (registration begins March 24th at noon).  When you register in RamWeb make sure you choose the Summer Session as RamWeb may default to Fall Semester.

After the registration period is complete, we will have a mandatory introduction on April 16, 2015 from 5:30-6:45pm in Plant Sciences (PLSCI C101).  Please see these slides if you missed the orientation session.

Before attending NR 220, you will need to sign liability and permission forms.  These will be available on the Canvas website in May. These forms include:
Required NR 220 Liability Release
Required Pingree Park Housing Agreement
Required Alcohol and Drug Policy
Optional Van Driver Agreement 
(before signed the van driver form, watch the safety/defensive driving video here: 

For those needing financial assistance, check out Student Financial Services for summer (http://sfs.colostate.edu/summer-financial-aid).

For students in WCNR, consider applying for a WCNR scholarship (http://taurus.cnr.colostate.edu/apps/scholarship/)

Consider applying to be a Resident Assistant at Pingree during your session (Resident Assistant job opportunity/application)
Check out this Rocky Mountain National Park job that would be good for a 2nd session student
Here is an opportunity for an independent study in forest ecology.
This might be a nice opportunity for a section 003 student interested in invasive plants.
F 230 - Forestry Field Measurements Information

F230, Summer 2015:  June 1 - 12

Please see the F230 registration flyer and Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

CSU Mountain Campus Information

Information for students and residents about the Pingree Park Mountain Campus (e.g., what to expect, what you need, policies)

More information about the CSU Mountain Campus facilities is here.
Check out the CSU Mountain Campus web cam.


Study Guides

Trees and Shrubs :  Verbal Descriptions

Trees:  pictures

Shrubs: pictures

Grasses and Forbs: Verbal Descriptions

Grasses:  pictures

Forbs: pictures