Coronavirus Update -5/3/2020

After much deliberation, the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (YBRA) Board voted not to open the YBRA facility for normal operations during the summer of 2020. Ensuring the safety of all who attend or work at YBRA and of our Montana community is of paramount importance.

We had hoped that the Summer of 2020 would be an outstanding educational opportunity for so many. Instead, we will be working to improve the YBRA camp via a variety of maintenance and improvement projects to create both a safer environment with respect to infectious diseases and a more comfortable and productive learning environment. YBRA looks forward to the summer of 2021.

At the moment, we are exploring the possibility of providing a suite of virtual field geology classes for the summer of 2020. More communication on this subject will follow soon.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at ybrapresident@gmail.com.

In the meantime, we hope that you, your colleagues, students, and families remain safe, healthy, and well.

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.

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 1936 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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