UW-NPS Research Facility

AMK Ranch

The UW-NPS Grand Teton Research Center is a collaboration between the University of Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. It has been conducting research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1953. Initially based at the Jackson Hole Biological Research Station, it relocated to the AMK Ranch in 1978. In 2010, a ten-year general agreement was established between the university and the park, allowing for a long-term cooperative research program. The University of Wyoming is responsible for maintaining the buildings and surrounding land at the AMK Ranch, while the park ensures compliance with standards for historic properties. Progress is tracked through the Facility Management Software System (FMSS). For more information regarding the UW-NPS collaboration, please visit https://uwnps.org/


2023 Harlow Summer Seminar Series

At the Historic AMK Ranch


Open to the public – reservations not required.

Thursdays, 5:30 pm BBQ followed by seminar at 6:30, $10 suggested donation

Visit our website (uwnps.org) for more information on location of seminars and to join the mailing list

June 22 - Cutthroat trout conservation: challenges and opportunities
Annika Walters, University of Wyoming

June 29 - Is protecting isolated populations enough? On the role of Yellowstone National Park in the recovery of river otters in the Rocky Mountains
Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming

July 6 - The Serengeti wildebeest migration: ecology and conservation in a changing world.
Grant Hopcraft, University of Glasgow

July 13 - The remarkable recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear: biology, science, and management.
Frank T. van Manen, United States Geological Survey

July 20 - The Wyoming Festival: New Music in the Mountains.
Fresh chamber music inspired by the history culture, nature, and science of the GYE
Anne M. Guzzo, University of Wyoming
Holly Mulcahy, GTMF violinist, principal of the Wichita Symphony

July 27 - A (brief) history of research and partnership between the University of Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park.
Hank Harlow and Harold Bergman
former Directors, UW-NPS Research Station at the AMK Ranch

August 3 - America’s largest classroom – what we learn from our National Parks.
Ana Houseal, University of Wyoming 


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Research & Economic Development Division

Dept. 3355, 1000 E. University Avenue

Old Main Room 308

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5353

Fax: (307) 766-2608

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