The Rocky Mountain CESU has provided seed money for CCRLC projects and is an important partner in identifying researchers that can address park needs.
National Park Service Research Learning Center Network (RLC)
Research Learning Centers have been developed to promote research and scientific understanding and provide educational opportunities in our national parks. They are places where science and education come together to preserve and protect areas of national significance. The CCRLC partners with other RLCs on a variety of projects.
The Glacier Association helps to support Glacier National Park's educational, interpretive, cultural and scientific programming needs. The Association has provided funding for CCRLC educational materials and activities.
The Glacier National Park Fund supports the preservation of the outstanding natural beauty and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations by fostering public awareness and encouraging private philanthropy. They have funded a variety of programs and interpretive media for the CCRLC.
US Geological Survey (USGS)
The USGS scientists stationed in Glacier National Park are key CCRLC partners. Several collaborative projects are described in the .
SKC is an educational partner with which the CCRLC is developing curricula and internship opportunities for students to develop skill in the use of geospatial technologies for management of protected lands.
COCEEC brings a bioregional focus to education in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem and actively develops materials and resources used by the CCRLC to disseminate information about the park and surrounding region to others partners, collaborators, and the public.
Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE)
CORE is a network of individuals and organizations working together to increase awareness and understanding about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Flathead Region.
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Continental Divide and Crown of the Continent Research Learning Centers both serve the Intermountain Region for the NPS, maintaining close communication on research and educational strategies and providing a forum through which the two parks can develop and maintain broader regional perspectives.
ROMN is one of 32 vital signs monitoring networks across the National Park Serivce (NPS). Its purpose it to work with six NPS units within the Rocky Mountain region to provide scientifically credible, long-term ecological information for natural resource protection and management. This is accomplished by inventorying natural resources and monitoring vital signs of ecosystem health in each NPS unit and sharing that information within the network, the Intermountain Region, and larger I&M Program.
Yellow Bay, MT
Research scientists at FLBS are currently collaborating with the CCRLC on several research topics of interest to park managers. They have participated in CCRLC roundtable discussions and we are partnering on research applications proposals to solicit funds to support joint efforts to develop decision support tools for park managers.
Earth to Sky is an innovative partnership between NASA's Space and Earth Science disciplines and the National Park Service (NPS). Their purpose is to actively foster collaborative work between the scientific and interpretation/education communities of NPS and NASA, with the ultimate goal of enriching the experiences of millions of park visitors.
This partnership combines the EPA's global change educational activities with the National Park Service's sustainability efforts.
University of Montana
The NCLFA develops research applications to improve fire and fuels management at the landscape scale using remote sensing and GIS tools. The group is very interested in working with Glacier National Park fire specialists and managers. This partnership will help to provide park fire and natural resource managers with enhanced decision-making tools toward fire prediction, incident response, risk analysis, prescribed burns, and ecosystem restoration efforts.
If you have a partnership opportunity, please contact the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center.