Idaho National Environmental Research Park



National Environmental Research Parks (NERPs) are outdoor laboratories that provide opportunities for environmental studies on protected lands that act as buffers around Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.

The objective of the NERP system is to provide protected lands for research and education, particularly to demonstrate the compatibility of energy technology development and a quality environment. 

Idaho National Laboratory's NERP designation has allowed the INL to serve as an outdoor laboratory for environmental scientists to study Idaho's native plants and wildlife in an intact and relatively undisturbed ecosystem. 

The Idaho Research Park provides exceptional opportunities for research because of its established facilities, a security buffer that protects research, long-term records of environmental conditions, and partnerships with universities and industry.




Contact:  Amy Forman, Coordinator
Idaho National Environmental Research Park