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The Montana Anthropogenic Research Cooperative strives to partner with Federal, State, and Tribal entities to provide open access to research and data for the more wholistic understanding of people/environment interactions. Please visit and support our partners:

CIRE Center For Integrated Research on the Environment

The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment [CIRE] is specifically designed and organized to bring world-class research and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources to projects under federal, state, and/or tribal jurisdictions. CIRE directly oversees or has direct access to research laboratories across the University of Montana specializing in water quality analyses, metals analyses, genetics and gene sequencing, soils analyses, wildlife physiology, plant physiology, anthropological and archaeological field-processing and curation, ecological simulation modeling, human environmental health and toxicology, and state-of-the-art GIS, to name but a few.  CIRE can also deploy cutting-edge field equipment in the natural and cultural resources from aircraft and remote sensing imaging equipment (hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal), to 3D LIDAR imaging, to aquatic and terrestrial field instrumentation, boats and field vehicles. Collectively, the CIRE Director and Associate Directors have published well over 1000 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious international journals and books and are world leaders in their respective fields. In addition to the CIRE Management Team, we draw from a broad array of professionals in academia and consulting firms to form an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators worldwide.

Montana NSF EPSCoR

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a federally-funded program to promote the development of science and technology capacity in the United States. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Montana NSF EPSCoR supports capacity building by investing in researchers and institutions to better position them to compete for federal research funds.

Montana Institute on Ecosystems 

The Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) is a Montana community of scholars and partners with a shared vision to advance integrated environmental sciences and related fields.  We draw on the extraordinary landscapes of Montana and beyond to understand complex ecosystems including the interconnectedness of people and nature.

Montana State Parks

Montana's State Parks are filled with archeology, botany, geology and stories that connect us to each other, our heritage, and the land. Experience their education programs, interpretive exhibits and visitor centers and learn about yesterday and today.

University of Montana Department of Anthropology

he primary educational mission of the Department of Anthropology is teaching, research, and professional service to impart the critical importance of understanding the human condition and its relevancy to an increasingly diverse world. To accomplish this task, the Department of Anthropology provides a curriculum that will help students understand and appreciate the range of human cultures as well as the significance of biological evolution of the human condition. Through our undergraduate and graduate programs students not only achieve a broad cross-cultural education, but prepare to apply their anthropological knowledge in their chosen career paths.

Chief Dull Knife College

Chief Dull Knife College is located in Lame Deer, Montana on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. This two year college has facilities to serve up to 300 students and is a community based, land grant, and tribally controlled community college established to provide quality educational opportunities to residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and surrounding communities. Inspired by Chief Dull Knife’s determination, their mission is to provide Northern Cheyenne culturally influenced education through quality life-long learning opportunities.

City College - MSU-Billings

City College, a branch of Montana State University-Billings, specializes in techniqual degrees. MT-ARC specifically partners with the Department of Drafting and Design and MSU-Billing's Archaeology Crew.