Rio Mesa Center

General Information

Entrada_small_DunnLocated on the Dolores River in the magnificent red-rock country of southeastern Utah, the Rio Mesa Center provides opportunities for field-based interdisciplinary studies that emphasize ecology and the environment in the broadest sense. The facilities at Rio Mesa are available for scholarly and educational activities ranging from writers- and artists-in-residence programs to ecological and hydrological sciences.

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Selected Research

  • Impacts of saltcedar beetle on tamarisk transpiration
  • Remote-sensing of saltcedar beetle activity along the Colorado and Dolores Rivers
  • Long-term monitoring of regional atmospheric carbon dioxide

Selected Education

GIS/GPS mapping of watershed with Utah high school teachers

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Contact Information

Sylvia Torti
Station Manager
257 S 1400 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
entrada@utah.edu
801-585-9474

Location

Grand County, 40 miles northeast of Moab, Utah
Headquarters: 38.79918 latitude, -109.20750 longitude

Size

380 acres

Elevation range

1275-1280 m

Annual Precipitation

229 mm

Minimum and Maximum annual temperatures

Jan. °F; July °F

Facilities

Housing for 8-10 people with hot water and full kitchen. Camping available for large groups.

Personnel

On-site resident manager

Databases

Full spectrum of weather data, USGS gauging station, species lists, developing herbarium and entomological collections

Established

2007