Whether they work for the National Park Service or for other agencies, universities, or partner organizations, researchers are essential to parks. They contribute to a growing body of knowledge that informs how we manage and interpret park landscapes and natural and cultural resources.
RLCs are a vital connection between researchers and parks.
Research Learning Centers support researchers by assisting with the permitting process, providing advice on proposals and study designs, connecting researchers to park-specific research needs, providing low-cost housing or lab space in parks, and facilitating access to databases, archives, and other resources.
Last updated: February 24, 2022