Active Partners

Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)
The Rocky Mountains CESU has provided seed money for CCRLC projects and is an important partner in identifying researchers that can address park needs and facilitating partnerships with academic institutions.

National Park Service Research Learning Center Network (RLC)
Research Learning Centers have been developed to promote research and scientific understanding and provide educational opportunities in our national parks. They are places where science and education come together to preserve and protect areas of national significance. The CCRLC partners with other RLCs on a variety of projects.

Glacier National Park Conservancy
The Conservancy helps to support Glacier National Park's educational, resource preservation, and scientific programming needs. They have provided funding for CCRLC educational materials and programs and are major supporters of the Glacier National Park Citizen Science Program.

US Geological Survey (USGS) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)
Glacier Field Station
The USGS scientists stationed in Glacier National Park are key CCRLC partners. They provide resource information, research data, and act as subject matter experts for many CCRLC media and educational products.

Rocky Mountain Inventory & Monitoring Network (ROMN)
ROMN is one of 32 vital signs monitoring networks across the National Park Service (NPS). Its purpose it to work with six NPS units within the Rocky Mountains to provide scientifically credible, long-term ecological information for natural resource protection and management. This is accomplished by inventorying natural resources and monitoring vital signs of ecosystem health in each NPS unit and sharing that information within the network, the Intermountain Region, and the national I&M Program.

Glacier Institute
The Glacier Institute is a non-profit organization that provides hands-on, field-based educational adventures in Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest for both adults and youth. The Glacier Institute is an essential partner of our annual teacher workshop.

Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE)
Flathead CORE is a network of individuals and organizations working together to increase awareness and understanding about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Flathead Region.

The Montana Loon Society
The CCRLC partners with the Montana Loon Society and the Montana Common Loon Working Group, providing loon data collected through our Citizen Science Program. In addition, we have worked with both the Montana Loon Society and the Biodiversity Research Institute to mentor a student "Loon Ranger" from the Blackfeet Community College. The Loon Ranger surveys lakes on the neighboring Blackfeet Reservation for loons and loon habitat.

Montana Conservation Corps (MCC)
The CCRLC partners with MCC through their Big Sky Watershed Corps where members work throughout Glacier National Park on resource management, community engagenment, and education.

Environmental Protection Agency Climate Friendly Parks Program
Washington, DC
This partnership combines the EPA's global change educational activities with the National Park Service's sustainability efforts.

If you have a partnership opportunity, please contact us.

Last updated: August 4, 2023