Centers and Institutes: Land and Water Resources

Colorado State University is a leader in land and water resource research.


Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Program

The Colorado State University Livestock-Climate Change CRSP aims to reduce vulnerability, increase adaptive capacity, and augment the income of livestock producers in regions where agricultural systems are changing, available resources are shrinking, and climate is having an impact.

Website: http://lcccrsp.org/

Co-Manager: Richard A. Bowen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Co-Manager: Katie Steneroden,  Department of Clinical Sciences

Center for Collaborative Conservation

The Center for Collaborative Conservation is a place where stakeholders can come together to collaboratively discuss, define, study and implement conservation practices to sustain both the earth’s ecosystems and the people who depend upon them.

Director: Robin Reid

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a leading global provider of research and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on federal lands. As a center of excellence within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, CEMML can access campus resources to deliver cutting-edge solutions to environmental challenges. Our on-campus staff includes a full range of environmental and compliance professionals, and we also have technical staff embedded at military installations across the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and Germany.

Website: http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/

Director: Lee Barber

Center for Protected Area Management and Training

Sound management, provided by trained professionals, and citizen support will ensure the maintenance of these important areas which anchor the success of nature conservation into the 21st century. The Center for Protected Area Management & Training was formed to assist protected area professionals in strengthening the management of the world's protected areas and adjacent lands.

Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpam-home/

Co-Director: Jim Barborak
Co-Director: Ryan Finchum

Center for the New Energy Economy

The Center for the New Energy Economy, established in 2011, is a national policy center focused on building the new energy economy. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter serves as director for the Center, as well as and Senior Scholar within CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability. The Center for the New Energy Economy, including salaries, is completely funded by private support, initially from the San Francisco-based Energy Foundation and the Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation.

Website: http://cnee.colostate.edu

Director: Bill Ritter, Jr.

Colorado Forest Restoration Institute

The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute was established at Colorado State University in 2004 through the Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act, along with the restoration institutes at New Mexico Highlands University and Northern Arizona.  The purposes of the institutes are to compile, translate, and apply the most current scientific information relevant to the needs of forest managers and communities in taking action to mitigate wildfire risk and restore healthy forest conditions. CFRI is a special unit in the Warner College of Natural Resources and draws on the unique strenghts of forest ecology and management sciences at Colorado State University and beyond.

Website: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cfri-home/

Director: Tony Cheng

Colorado Natural Heritage Program

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program is Colorado’s only comprehensive source of information on the status and location of Colorado’s rarest and most threatened species and plant communities. We share information with a wide range of stakeholders in partnerships that work to ensure the Colorado’s biodiversity resources are not diminished. CNHP has an enormous impact on conservation in Colorado through these partnerships.  CNHP tracks and ranks Colorado’s rare and imperiled species and habitat and provides scientific information and expertise to promote the conservation of Colorado’s wealth of biological resources.  We are engaged with numerous partners to assess the vulnerability of species of concern and their habitats to climate change, and to develop and implement adaptive management strategies.

Website: www.cnhp.colostate.edu

Director: David G. Anderson

Colorado Water Institute

The mission of the Colorado Water Institute is to connect all of Colorado's higher education expertise to the research and education needs of Colorado water managers and users.

Website: http://cwi.colostate.edu/

Director: Reagan Waskom

Crops for Health

This is a unique transdisciplinary research program with the goal to improve the disease prevention characteristics of food crops, thereby rescuing chronic disease morbidity and mortality. The focus of the program is on the major staple crops of the world’s population, but specialty crops are also investigated. The program deals with problems at the interface of agriculture and human health, and one critical step to assist with the developing of sustainable solutions to these global problems will be the Crops for Health Research Working Groups.

Website: http://www.cropsforhealth.colostate.edu/

Principal Investigators – Elizabeth Ryan, Clinical Sciences; Henry Thompson, Horticulture; and Barbara Wallner, School of Education.

Environmental Governance Working Group

The Environmental Governance Working Group is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars seeking to advance research on issues of environmental governance and sustainability.

Website: http://egwg.colostate.edu

Principal Investigators - Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science; Tony Cheng, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship; and Pete Taylor, Department of Sociology.

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