The Denver Urban Field Station (DUFS) is a collaborative unit of the USDA Forest Service (USFS) Rocky Mountain Research Station designed to explore the connections between people and nature in the greater Front Range region, serve as a hub for research and data, and help coordinate environmental groups and researchers in the region. It joins an existing network of Forest Service urban field stationswith which it actively collaborates. Among its accomplishments to date is the implementation of a major region wide survey (STEWMAP) of over 200 environmental stewardship groups to determine who works with whom and in what ways. Austin Troy has been on DUFS’ Core Team since its inception, helping to build its partner network, design the survey, and organize stakeholder meetings. More information at the US Forest Service's Denver Urban Field Station website.