• Owachomo Bridge

    Natural Bridges

    National Monument Utah

Scientific Research

Scientist inspecting flash flood debris
Inspecting flash flood debris
NPS Photo by Jacob W. Frank
 

A great deal of scientific research occurs in the national parks of southeast Utah. The summaries below cover the last decade of field work done at Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

2012 Research Summary
[202k PDF File]

2011 Research Summary
[96k PDF File]

2010 Research Summary
[85k PDF File]

2009 Research Summary
[95k PDF File]

2008 Research Summary
[48k PDF File]

2007 Research Summary
[69k PDF File]

2006 Research Summary
[227k PDF File]

2005 Research Summary
[214k PDF File]

2004 Research Summary
[103k PDF File]

(No summaries submitted for 2003)

2002 Research Summary
[213k PDF File]

2001 Research Summary
[86k PDF File]

More Information

For more information or to apply for a research permit, visit the NPS online Research Permit and Reporting System.

Did You Know?

Collored Lizard

Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals at Natural Bridges. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. Scientists believe this and other behaviors signal dominance and facilitate courtship.