GEOLOGY: THE FOUNDATION FOR YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Scientists may conduct research as individuals or form a collaborative research effort with park service personnel. As a member of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), scientists in Yellowstone work collaboratively with members of the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Utah to monitor earthquake and volcanic hazards. All scientists must submit research proposals to Yellowstone National Park. The research proposal is reviewed by a diverse National Park Service team to asses its impact on Yellowstones resources and Park operations. Minimum impact scientific techniques are required.
Yellowstones Geology Program is small but growing. Many opportunities exist to contribute to this program. Students, volunteers, researchers, and Park staff provide important scientific data and observations about Yellowstones active geologic processes. Yellowstones Geology Program utilizes individuals with diverse geologic knowledge and experience applied to a unique geologic environment.