Utah Field Station Network
Utah Field Station Network – UFSN – is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of Utah's diverse ecosystems and contributing to the sustainable, economic use of Utah's natural resources.
From 2000 feet in southeastern Utah's Mojave Desert to King's Peak in the Uintah Mountains (13,528 feet), Utah enjoys a remarkable elevation gradient. This gradient is home to a stunning and broad diversity of ecosystems, geologies, flora and fauna. Utah boasts 3,000 species of plants, 1000 of the 4000 species of North American bees. There are a diversity of soils. Millions of migrating birds. Endangered plants and animals. A growing, dynamic population and a wealth of historic and contemporary cultures.
USFN is a consortium of research stations administered by universities, state and federal agencies in Utah. The network facilitates socially and economically relevant scientific research and provides long-term, uniform and centralized data. These data will help land managers understand current and future environmental conditions in Utah as they relate to global change, drought, infectious diseases, health and changing economies. The network also promotes education and public awareness across disciplines and institutions.