The Great Lakes Research and Education Center establishes public-private partnerships that involve a wide range of individuals, organizations, and agencies. Collaboration with other research and education partners assures that the most effective and rigorous science is communicated to the public. The GLREC promotes transfer of scientific information to park managers and the public to enhance the preservation and protection of natural and cultural resources in the network parks.
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network http://www.nature.nps.gov/im/units/GLKN/
COSEE - Great Lakes
A large number of nonprofit partners collaborate with individual network parks and the GLREC. These include but are not limited to:
Alliance for the Great Lakes http://www.greatlakes.org
Dunes Learning Center http://www.duneslearningcenter.org
Isle Royale Institute http://iri.mtu.edu/index.htm
Save the Dunes http://www.savedunes.org
Shedd Aquarium http://www.sheddaquarium.org
Did You Know?
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.