GLREC - Nationwide Connections
The Great Lakes Research and Education Center is part of a much larger National Park Service (NPS) initiative to advance the management and protection of natural and cultural resources in the National Park System. Called the Natural Resources Challenge (or simply the Challenge), this enterprise is focusing energy, commitment, and resources on the NPS mission to preserve and protect our national heritage for the American people.
Natural Resources Challenge
Research Learning Centers
National Park Service, Great Lakes Region The Great Lakes Research and Education Center works with national parks and their partners in a region in the western Great Lakes area known within the National Park Service as the Great Lakes Region. We collaborate with other Natural Resource Challenge Programs within that same area.
Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network
Great Lakes- Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)
Did You Know?
Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.