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 evaluates data from site visits made at 75 different locations on NCPN streams and rivers in or near 11 NCPN park units between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2012. Evaluation of water quality parameters relative to state water quality standards indicated that 26,051 (96.9%) of the 26,873 total designated beneficial-use evaluations completed for the period covered in this report did not exceed state water quality standards.
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.