Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center

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The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center promotes research and scientific understanding within the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. By facilitating research and communicating current scientific activities within Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Little Bighorn Battlefield, we hope to encourage informed decision making, science literacy and resource stewardship.

This web site provides in-depth information on natural and cultural research and resource issues within the Crown of the Continent and surrounding parks. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the parks pages to discover the unique natural and cultural resources each park has to offer.


What's New?

  • New! Aquatic Invasive Species Field Guide for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem (2.8 MB)

  • Interested in learning about climate change impacts in Glacier National Park? Check out a new park brochure on climate change and its affects on Glacier and the surrounding area.

  • Watch our new, beautifully produced video on harlequin ducks! The video, produced by Montana State University graduate student Christi Cooper, highlights a three-year harlequin duck research project in Glacier National Park.