• 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.

Purpose
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?

Evening primrose with red chugwater background, photo by Sharon Genaux

Of the 739 documented plant species at Bighorn Canyon, 14% are non-native. These invasive species can lead to fire hazards, degrade habitat, and cause soil erosion. More...