The ~20 acre Robertson Draw Fire that started on Sunday June 13th grew to ~2,000 acres by Tuesday morning, June 15th, and prompted evacuation of camp Tuesday night as the fire that was fueled by record high temperatures and gusty winds made a 9 mine run, expanding to ~20,000 acres by Wednesday morning. The Howell Gulch YBRA camp did evacuate but no buildings were impacted and the evacuation order was lifted on June 16th at 8:00 pm. All camp attendees and staff have been allowed back to camp. This is very good news and although we need to be vigilant as the fire fighting and prevention efforts continue, camp is still open. As of the morning of June 17th, the fire was reported as 0% contained and 24,273 acres had been burned. For any inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors such as potential clients, YBRA alumni or other interested parties who wish to tour the camp should contact YBRA in advance either via phone, 815-790-0288 or via email at email@example.com.
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.
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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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.