Projects & Partners


Various National Park Service programs and partners are continually working on projects to better understand and protect natural and cultural resources in our national parks. Types of projects taking place in the American Southwest include inventories, long-term monitoring, research, outreach and resource stewardship.


The Science of the American Southwest site is a collaboration among 48 national park units in four NPS Inventory and Monitoring Networks, three Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESUs), and several nonprofit partners. This partnership is dedicated to understanding and preserving the unique resources of the American Southwest through science and education. The National Park Service developed Research Learning Centers as a public-private partnership that encourages the sharing of scientific information about the parks, facilitate research efforts, and provide opportunities for the public to learn about the national parks. Click on a link below to learn more about each of our partners.

Last updated: September 30, 2016


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