The Space to Find Your Place
As part of a large land grant university, the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship department has access to numerous research and education facilities around northern Colorado.
A Modern Legacy
The Forestry Building was built in 1937, with the additional wing completed in 1950.
- Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department offices
- Faculty and graduate student office space
- Meeting rooms
- Colorado Forest Restoration Institute
- WESTFire Center
Michael Smith Natural Resources Building
Originally constructed in the 1970s, an additional 50,000 square foot wing was completed in 2018.
- Warner College offices
- Student Success Center
- Warner College Career Center
- Faculty and graduate student offices
- Teaching Laboratories
- Computer Lab
- Small Meeting Rooms
- Center for Collaborative Conservation
Department Laboratory Space
The Ecophysiology lab has plant growth chambers, microscopes, drying ovens, incubators, a laminar flow hood, as well as instruments for processing and analyzing plant and soil samples.
Forest Health and Ecology
The Forest Health and Ecology lab has capabilities for analytical chemistry and chemical ecology, microbial tissue culture, insect identification, basic tools for insect behavioral ecology and dendrochronology research.
The Restoration Ecology lab has instruments and space to measure photosynthesis and transpiration rates, plant water status, plant cell solute concentration, plant tissue anatomy, leaf area, and plant dry mass.
Local Field Research Areas
The university provides high quality greenhouses, growth chamber facilities, and professional support for plant science and related research for all departments. Students can rent space in any of eight large greenhouse chambers. An integrative insect and disease management program promotes plant health and researcher safety.
Colorado State Forest Service
The Colorado State Forest Service is a service and outreach agency of Warner College of Natural Resources. It strives to achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. The organization has a large tree nursery at its Fort Collins location, and 19 field offices across Colorado.
Borden Memorial Forest
This 70-acre property, primarily comprised of ponderosa pine forest, was donated to CSU by the Borden family in 2009 and has served as the site for numerous class and research projects.
Maxwell Ranch is a working cattle ranch owned and operated by the Colorado State University Research Foundation. It encompasses nearly 12,000 acres of rangelands in Colorado and Wyoming, and has been used as a laboratory for teaching, research and demonstration since the 1970s.