The Southern Colorado Plateau Network has had a long-standing partnership with Northern Arizona University
. This relationship nurtures rich collaborations with many university departments, including Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Geology, Forestry, and the School of Communication. These collaborations take many forms:
- NAU faculty and graduate students contribute their expertise and graduate work to natural resource inventory and monitoring projects across network parks.
- NAU students, graduate students and recent graduates receive valuable training and experience as field crew employees for Southern Colorado Plateau Network monitoring projects, working with network ecologists on data analysis projects, working with the network and network parks on science communication projects.
- Southern Colorado Plateau Network scientists work with NAU faculty on natural resource projects.
Southern Colorado Plateau Network encourages and helps NAU students to pursue careers with the National Park Service.