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Mojave Desert I&M Network (MOJN)

Mojave Desert Network Inventory & Monitoring

Badwater Salt Flats at Death Valley National Park View of the night sky at Great Basin National Park Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) at Joshua Tree NP Lake Mead National Recreation Area Manzanar National Historic Site New York Mountains at Mojave National Preserve Grand Canyon — Parashant National Monument Wildland fire at Mojave Desert National Pereserve Black Canyon Spring at Lake Mead NRA Great egret (Ardea alba) at Lake Mead NRA Desert fivespot (Eremalche rotundifolia) flower at Death Valley Barrel cactus (Ferrocactus cylindraceus) at Joshua Tree NP Temporary pools inside Lehman Cave at Great Basin NP Desert kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) at Joshua Tree NP Scorpion (Hadrurus sp.) at Mojave National Preserve Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) at Mojave NPres Bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at Great Basin NP Western tananger (Piranga ludoviciana) at Lake Meredith Wildflowers in bloom at Mojave National Preserve

The Mojave Desert Inventory & Monitoring Network (MOJN) is comprised of seven national park units located in southern Nevada, Arizona, and California. Multiple ecosystems are represented across MOJN parks including desert, lakes, springs, and montane island habitats.

The Network is charged with creating inventories of its species and natural features as well as monitoring trends and issues. These parks and their partners are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region's unique resources through science and education.

This web site delivers information about these resources, the Network's Inventory & Monitoring Program, and the scientific activities underway. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the park units pages to discover the particular resources found at each of these special places.

Featured Information

Mojave Desert I&M Network Newsletter
The Oasis, Fall 2014

Mojave Desert I&M Network Newsletter, The Oasis Fall 2014

The MOJN I&M Network Newsletter, The Oasis, is published biannually and aimed at providing information about current and upcoming MOJN I&M projects and field activities, featured articles from the parks, the network, and our cooperators...
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MOJN Integrated Upland Monitoring: 2012 Pilot Study for Death Valley National Park

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A pilot study for the integrated upland protocol was conducted in the spring and summer of 2012 and included the establishment and measurement of 19 plots across six of the MOJN parks. The objectives were to:
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Inventory of vascular plants at Mojave National Preserve and Manzanar Historic Site

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This report summarizes the findings of vascular plant surveys taken between 2002 and 2006. Over 900 plant taxa were observed, and 85 new taxa were discovered at the parks.
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Acidification Effects from Atmospheric Sulfur and Nitrogen Deposition to MOJN Parks

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Evaluation of the sensitivity of acidification effects from atmospheric sulfur and nitrogen deposition to Mojave Desert Network parks.
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