Upcoming Event Announcements

YBRA OPEN HOUSE- Saturday August 19th 2023 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Please come up to camp and join us for our open house!  Come one, come all!  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  There will be three public keynote semi-technical talks:

“Deep- human-time” history of the YBRA – Joan Brownwell and/or Marv Keller – (Historian, Montana Historic Preservation Group & Review Board)

Building Strong Organizations During Chaotic Times – Dennis McMillian – (Retired, The Foraker Non-Profit Group, Alaska)

50th Anniversary of the Discovery of the J-M Platium-Palladium Reef in the Beartooth Mountains, Montana:  Looking Back on Over 16 Million Ounces of Production and Forward to an Uncertain Future – Ennis Geraghty – (Retired, Geologist, Sibanye-Stillwater Mine)

Relaxing on the Deck

As always, 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 creasy6@gmail.com.   

YBRA Annual Meeting - Thursday August 17th @ YBRA or on Zoom 2023 7:00 pm EDT, 5:00 pm MDT

Contact John Weber, weberj@gvsu.edu for the Zoom link.


1.  Call to Order and Introductions

2. Report of the Board – Overview 2020 – 2022, 2023 – Financial Summary – Camp Manager’s Report – YBRA Schedule – YBRA 2023 Science Teacher’s Workshop – YBRA Open House – Tippet Rise Partnership – Conference Booth/Advertising – Fundraising Priorities – Website/Marketing

3. Deferred Business (none)

4. New Business – Election of Directors and Officers

5. Adjournment

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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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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