• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center

Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep are found throughout the Greater Yellowstone area
Klein Photo Collection

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area make up the Greater Yellowstone Network. The Greater Yellowstone Network is one of 32 inventory and monitoring networks in the National Park Service.

The overall purpose of these networks is to determine the status and trend in the condition of the different Park Service resources. Parks can use the inventory and monitoring studies for early warning of impending threats, for making better management decisions, and for providing a basis for understanding and identifying meaningful changes in the natural systems.

More Information
For more information on the natural and cultural resources, and the inventory and monitoring research that has been conducted in Bighorn Canyon, please visit the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center website.

Resource Brief topics of interest found on the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center website include:

Did You Know?

Veiw of the Bighorn Mountains from the Yellowtail Habitat, photo by K. Schwab

One of the most famous fossil discoveries is within view of Bighorn Canyon. Natural Trap Cave is well known within the scientific community due to the presence of over 40,000 fossil bones, among them the remains of the Short-faced bear, American lion, American Cheetah, American Camel, and Mammoth. More...