The Mountain Research Station is located 26 miles west of Boulder, Colorado, off the Peak to Peak Highway (highway 72), between Nederland and Ward.
Driving directions: From Boulder: go west on Route 119 (Canyon Blvd) to Nederland, approximately 18 miles. At Nederland, follow Route 72 west (heading north) toward Ward for approximately 7 miles. Turn left at the green University of Colorado Mountain Research Station sign
Over the past decade the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendrocthonus ponderosae) has killed millions of pine trees from New Mexico to the Yukon Territory, as a result of an unprecedented explosion in their numbers. The causes behind the beetle outbreak has been the topic of...