Rocky Mountain National Park Research & Discovery

The Continental Divide Research Learning Center (CDRLC) is part of a National Park Service wide initiative to promote scientific research in national parks.  The CDRLC:

- coordinates opportunities to study the natural, social and cultural processes of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). 

- uses education to engage the public as partners in resource preservation.

Science-informed decisions and policies help RMNP managers continue fostering both resource protection and public recreation.

Researcher takes core sample from tree
Research at Rocky Mountain National Park

Researchers uncover high elevation secrets of the Rocky Mountains.

Community scientists collect dragonfly larva
Public Engagement with Science

Community science and professional development programs make climbing to new heights possible.

Last updated: March 21, 2024