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Mid-Atlantic Network (MIDN)

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Mid-Atlantic Network

Infestation of purple loosestrife Aquatic macroinvertibrate monitoring Valley Creek at Valley Forge NHP White Tailed deer at Shenandoah National Park Stonefly at Shenandoah National Park Covered bridge in snowy weather Forest vegetation sampling crew Skunk cabbage at Gettysburg NMP Eastern meadowlark at Eisenhower National Historic Site Snapping turtle at Petersburg National Battlefield Captured brook trout at Shenandoah National Park Dry oak forest habiat at Shenandoah National Park View of fall colors from Big Run Overlook Fish sampling field crew on the Rapidan River

The MIDN consists of 10 parks distributed from southern Pennsylvania to southern Virginia, and extending from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain. Most MIDN parks were primarily established for their historical or cultural interest, however, these parks also contain diverse natural resources.

Located within a rapidly urbanizing landscape, park resources are threatened by land use change, habitat fragmentation, invasion by exotic plants, increasing densities of deer, air and water pollution, and climate change. Many of the parks in the MIDN were also established for cultural and historical reasons.

This site provides access to study results, data, and related analysis about the natural resources investigated by the MIDN network, its parks, research and land management partners. Park managers use this information to make decisions about park resources.


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Program Brief:
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science:
Inventory and Monitoring Program

Inventory and Monitoring Program Brief - Spanish

The Spanish translation of the Inventory and Monitoring Program's Program Brief is now available. Click the link to download the PDF version. Learn more...

Monitoring Brochure:
Inventory and Monitoring Program:
Park Vital Signs Monitoring

Park Vital Signs Monitoring Brochure - Spanish<

The Spanish translation of the Inventory and Monitoring Program's Park Vital Signs Monitoring Brochure is now available. Click the link to download the PDF version.
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