Zion Resource Management and Research

Wildlife biologist uses radio telemetry equipment to track desert tortoises.
Wildlife biologists use radio telemetry to track desert tortoises.

NPS photo

The Resource Management and Research Division oversees both natural and cultural resources in Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument. The division includes seven programs:
  • Wildlife
  • Vegetation
  • Physical Sciences
  • Cultural Resources
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Museum and Curatorial
The resource programs administer numerous research activities that are conducted by outside universities and other agencies. Additionally, the Northern Colorado Plateau Network supports long-term inventory and monitoring at Zion and other NPS sites within the region.

To learn about recent projects and research in each program, download the resource briefs below.
Yucca seedlings in the Zion greenhouse
Plants grown in the Zion greenhouse are ready for use in revegetation projects.

NPS photo

Last updated: October 17, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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