Parks in this Network
Northern Colorado Plateau Network
The NCPN consists of 16 parks with diverse cultural and natural resources distributed across four states and three physiographic regions. Ecosystems include desert grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, forested terrestrial systems, and aquatic systems, including large rivers, perennial streams, seeps, springs, and cave systems.
This site provides access to study results, data, and related analysis about the natural resources investigated by the NCPN network, its parks, research and land management partners. Park managers use this information to make decisions about park resources.
This report presents the results of the eighth year of landbird monitoring in the NCPN, completed by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in 2012. This habitat-based landbird monitoring program is designed to provide rigorous population trend data for most diurnal, regularly occurring breeding landbird species throughout parks of the NCPN.
This report describes the results of a study on contaminants of emerging concern, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and wastewater indicators, in NCPN waters. Sampling was conducted in 2010 and 2012 in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
Brief: Uplands Monitoring, 2013
This brief summarizes recent uplands monitoring activities conducted by the NCPN. Learn about the most common non-native plant species found in NCPN uplands, as well as other findings related to invasive exotic plants in NCPN uplands.