Welcome to the Upper Columbia Basin Network

The Upper Columbia Basin Network comprises nine park units between the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Cascade Mountains to the west.

These parks and their partners are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region's unique natural resources through science and education.

Our goal is to develop a strong scientific foundation for stewardship and management of park natural resources. By doing so, we help fulfill the National Park Service's mission of conserving our national treasures for future generations.

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Our Parks

Many parks in our network share similar geographic and natural resource characteristics

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Our Science

Learn about the long-term monitoring of key natural resources

Last updated: March 5, 2021