Yellowstone Center for Resources

The Yellowstone Center for Resources (YCR) was created in March 1993 to centralize the park’s science and resource management functions. Many of the YCR’s resource managers hold advanced degrees that provide them with the knowledge and experience to fill a scientific research role while performing the majority of their work within the realm of resource management. The goals of the YCR are to gather, manage, and analyze data that helps the park better manage natural and cultural resources; understand and mitigate the environmental and historic consequences of proposals; preserve and curate rare, sensitive, and valuable cultural and natural resources; work with park partners to meet resource management goals; and promote transfer of knowledge to other park staff, partners, and the public.

More information on the Yellowstone Center for Resources can be found in the YCR annual reports.