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Natural Resource Inventories

The Inventory and Monitoring Program provides guidance, funding, and technical assistance for parks to complete a set of 12 "basic" natural resource inventories. These basic inventories are common to all parks with significant natural resources, and are intended to provide park managers with the minimum information needed to effectively manage the natural resources of their park. See the Inventory Strategic Plan for a description and status for each of the inventories. Natural resource inventories are extensive point-in-time surveys to determine the location or condition of a resource, including the presence, class, distribution, and status of biological resources such as plants and animals, and abiotic resources such as air, water, soils, landforms, and climate. Inventories may involve both the compilation of existing information and the acquisition of new information.

The primary purpose of natural resource inventories is to assess and document the current condition and knowledge of natural resources in the parks. Inventories allow comparison of existing conditions to the natural or desired state of parks and establish a solid baseline for making scientifically sound management decisions and long-term monitoring plans that ensure the future health of the parks.

Completion Status

Inventory BELA CAKR GAAR KOVA NOAT Notes
Air Quality Data The Air Quality Data inventory  is complete for BELA The Air Quality Data inventory  is complete for CAKR The Air Quality Data inventory  is complete for GAAR The Air Quality Data inventory  is complete for KOVA The Air Quality Data inventory  is complete for NOAT
Air Quality Related Values The Air Quality Related Values inventory  is complete for BELA The Air Quality Related Values inventory  is complete for CAKR The Air Quality Related Values inventory  is complete for GAAR The Air Quality Related Values inventory  is complete for KOVA The Air Quality Related Values inventory  is complete for NOAT
Base Cartography Data The Base Cartography Data inventory  is complete for BELA The Base Cartography Data inventory  is complete for CAKR The Base Cartography Data inventory  is complete for GAAR The Base Cartography Data inventory  is complete for KOVA The Base Cartography Data inventory  is complete for NOAT Coordinated at Alaska Region
Climate The Climate inventory  is complete for BELA The Climate inventory  is complete for CAKR The Climate inventory  is complete for GAAR The Climate inventory  is complete for KOVA The Climate inventory  is complete for NOAT
Geologic Resources The Geologic Resources inventory  for BELA is in progress The Geologic Resources inventory  for CAKR is in progress The Geologic Resources inventory  for GAAR is in progress The Geologic Resources inventory  for KOVA is in progress The Geologic Resources inventory  for NOAT is in progress
Natural Resource Bibliography The Natural Resource Bibliography inventory  is complete for BELA The Natural Resource Bibliography inventory  is complete for CAKR The Natural Resource Bibliography inventory  is complete for GAAR The Natural Resource Bibliography inventory  is complete for KOVA The Natural Resource Bibliography inventory  is complete for NOAT Reference cleanup in progress
Soil Resources The Soil Resources inventory  is complete for BELA The Soil Resources inventory  is complete for CAKR The Soil Resources inventory  is complete for GAAR The Soil Resources inventory  is complete for KOVA The Soil Resources inventory  is complete for NOAT Coordinated at Alaska Region
Species Lists The Species Lists inventory  is complete for BELA The Species Lists inventory  is complete for CAKR The Species Lists inventory  is complete for GAAR The Species Lists inventory  is complete for KOVA The Species Lists inventory  is complete for NOAT
Species Occurrence and Distribution The Species Occurrence and Distribution inventory  is complete for BELA The Species Occurrence and Distribution inventory  is complete for CAKR The Species Occurrence and Distribution inventory  is complete for GAAR The Species Occurrence and Distribution inventory  is complete for KOVA The Species Occurrence and Distribution inventory  is complete for NOAT
Vegetation The Vegetation inventory  is complete for BELA The Vegetation inventory  is complete for CAKR The Vegetation inventory  is complete for GAAR The Vegetation inventory  is complete for KOVA The Vegetation inventory  is complete for NOAT Coordinated at Alaska Region
Water Body Location and Classification The Water Body Location and Classification inventory  is complete for BELA The Water Body Location and Classification inventory  is complete for CAKR The Water Body Location and Classification inventory  is complete for GAAR The Water Body Location and Classification inventory  is complete for KOVA The Water Body Location and Classification inventory  is complete for NOAT
Water Quality The Water Quality inventory  is complete for BELA The Water Quality inventory  is complete for CAKR The Water Quality inventory  is complete for GAAR The Water Quality inventory  is complete for KOVA The Water Quality inventory  is complete for NOAT

The green circle indicates the inventory is complete = Complete The yellow circle indicates the inventory is in progress = In progress The red circle indicates the inventory is not yet scheduled = Not yet scheduled

More Information

Information on specific inventories completed in parks is available from the IRMA Portal. Click here for Inventory Tracking Search, which allows you to select an inventory and park, then view associated records and data sets.

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