CPHST Fort Collins Lab, Fort Collins, Colorado
Location: 2301 Research Blvd., Suite 108, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 490-4464
Fax: (970) 482-0924
Contact: Dr. Richard Zink
Work at the Fort Collins Laboratory focuses on three critical areas of methods development for APHIS: pest identification technologies, pest survey protocols and guidelines, and agricultural quarantine and inspection (AQI) waste disposal and decontamination. The laboratory provides extensive scientific support for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) program. The laboratory transfers methodologies and tools to field operations to ensure efficient and effective survey, detection, identification, emergency response, and eradication efforts. The Fort Collins Laboratory also develops electronic, matrix-based identification resources to help support rapid, consistent, and accurate identification and nomenclature of pest species.