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YELLOWSTONE BIGHORN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

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Building Bridges to the Earth

YBRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that owns and operates a field station near Red Lodge, MT providing access for Earth Science courses and researchers to the diverse geological and ecological natural laboratory of the region.

Since our founding in 1936, we have played a vital role in the education of over 7,000 university students. For many, this experience was transformative and critical to launching successful careers in government, academia, and the resource and environmental industries.

Annually, YBRA hosts 6 – 8 universities, a paleontological institute, and a variety of other groups totaling over 350 participants.


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Educational Research in the Field

We also sponsor professional and community-centered symposia, workshops, seminars, and open houses. Our annual YBRA Symposium features leaders in their field who discuss current issues in Earth Science and industry.

YBRA has a long and exceptional legacy in supporting geoscience education. In celebration of our 80th anniversary, we launched a “Building Bridges” fund raising campaign to enhance and expand the educational experience of students.

We invite you to discover YBRA, get involved, and join us in empowering future generations of geoscientists.


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We’ll be glad to keep you informed about special educational events that you may want to attend.

Please use the form below and we’ll let you know when our next event is scheduled.

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The YBRA is a non-profit organization that was established in 1930 to “further fundamental geological science and the training of students under exceptionally favorable conditions.”

YBRA conducts geology and other applied field science in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

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