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Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.

Role in CNNCTS

As a CNNCTS partner, the National Park Service (NPS) will leverage the relationships of the CSA's Tribal Working Group which is advancing a collaborative vision of co-stewardship in southern California. In support of this project the Southern California Research Learning Center (SCRLC), part of the NPS, will provide resource stewardship opportunities to fellows of the CNNCTS program, who in turn, will participate in real-world land management experiences. Additionally, the SCRLC will provide in-kind support in the form of staff time to coordinate activities, facilitate partnerships and contribute to training efforts that advance the stewardship of NPS lands and provide opportunities for engagement in science.

Relevant Projects

Southern California Research Learning Center

The Southern California Research Learning Center (SCRLC) is one of 19 Research Learning Centers across the country. These centers strive to increase scientific activity in the national park system, to communicate research that supports stewardship and to make science part of the visitor experience. By working with a variety of partners, we aim to support science-based decision making, increase science literacy and promote a conservation ethic within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park and Cabrillo National Monument.

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