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KUNC features Shortgrass Steppe Research Center

December 10, 2010

Listen in on an interview about Colorado State's Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center between NPR affiliate KUNC's Marissa Weiss, Center Director Mike Antolin, and NREL Director John Moore.

Facilties built in 60s

Since the 1930s, the days of the Dust Bowl, Colorado State University researchers have headed to a spot on the Eastern Plains to study everything from cattle grazing to prairie dog plague. The research facilities, originally built in the 1960s, were a modest group of “temporary” buildings that had to do for the last 50 years. 

Facility additions celebrated

That research station 32 miles east of Fort Collins – known as the CSU Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center – was celebrated with an open house on Nov. 12 to commemorate newly added housing and classrooms to accommodate as many as 30 overnight guests and 100 day guests. 

KUNC interview

Mike Antolin, biology professor and center director, and John Moore, director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and research scientist at CSU, recently talked at length with reporter Marissa Weiss at KUNC, northern Colorado’s NPR affiliate, about the new facilities and educational opportunities at the center. 

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