About Us

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The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center (CCRLC) is one of 19 Research Learning Centers that assist National Park Service units across the country to make parks more accessible to researchers and research results more accessible to park staff and visitors.

The CCRLC strives to share scientific research and results occurring in our parks, facilitate research efforts, and provide opportunities for public education and involvement. We represent three national park units in our region as well as Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. We are also fortunate to work with a variety of partners to increase science, research, and science literacy in the Crown of the Continent. Visit our Partner page to learn more about these groups.

Through our efforts, the CCRLC combines science and education to help preserve and protect areas of national significance. Please browse our other pages and contact us if you have questions.