Visiting the Shortgrass Steppe
You are welcome to visit the shortgrass steppe LTER research site. Please make prior arrangements at least SEVEN days in advance with Mark.Lindquist@colostate.edu, our Site Manager, at 970.897.2210 or contact the Shortgrass Steppe LTER offices at Colorado State University at 970.491.2366. Our response to you will confirm your reservation. Please do not assume that leaving a message guarantees your reservation for a given date and that our site manager will be available to meet you. Please be aware that those arriving unannounced to the SGS research site may be asked to leave. All buildings are kept locked for security reasons. These procedures apply to casual visits, classes from CSU or area schools, or groups from local agencies and non-profit organizations.
You may also download a PDF file of these visitor regulations.
We welcome you to visit all of our facilities in the SGS, but must have your cooperation in following specific procedures, if you are a NON-US CITIZEN:
The SGS site is a federal research facility. If you are a NON-US CITIZEN we must have you following the USDA procedures. We ask that you contact Sallie.Sprague@colostate.edu at least SEVEN days in advance of your visit so that we can arrange a host for your visit and notify the USDA Agricultural Research Service Central Plains Experimental Range headquarters. Please also see: "ARS regulations for all non-US citizens visiting or working at the CPER"
Visitors interested in overnight stays, spending a longer time, conducting research or hosting a conference in the shortgrass steppe should make arrangements for use of the Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center, by e-mailing Mark.Lindquist@colostate.edu or calling 970.897.2276 OR contact Lindsey.Hoffner@colostate.edu at CSU Conference Services, or calling (970) 491-7501
If you are considering conducting research on the shortgrass steppe, please read our information for researchers.
If you are interested in more information for visitors and researchers, please download our SGS-LTER manual.