The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center is dedicated to increasing research opportunities and effectively communicating research results in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Strong emphasis is placed on scientific collaboration with other agencies at all levels of government, regional Indian tribes, and universities. Collaborative endeavors are encouraged through the formation of research partnerships with qualified independent investigators.