Colorado State University is rich in research laboratories and support services. Colorado State University is committed to supporting specialized facilities and research instrumentation to serve the needs of a growing research institution.
Fort Collins is located at the interface between the western edge of the Great Plains and the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. A rich variety of ecosystem types and research sites are readily accessible. Nearby major ecosystem types include: shortgrass steppe , mixed-grass prairie, sagebrush steppe, mountain meadows, forests, lakes, and streams; southwestern deserts; alpine tundra; urban ecosystems and and a wide range of irrigated and dryland agroecosystems.