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amphibian and reptile inventory
Examining a salamander at Catoctin Mountain Park during the NCRN Amphibian and Reptile Inventory.

Natural resource inventories are extensive, point-in-time efforts to determine the location or condition of resources. The primary purpose of these inventories is to assess and document the current condition and knowledge of natural resources in the parks, providing a solid baseline for long-term monitoring and management.

Twelve basic resource inventories are defined as part of the Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Guidelines(NPS-75). The inventories make up a body of resource-related baseline information that has been found to be of the greatest value in initiating I&M's long-term monitoring program.

12 Basic Inventories

Inventory Reports & Other Products Completion Status
Natural Resource Bibliography Data located at the IRMA online data portal. Complete
Species Lists Park species lists are available through the NCRN website. Data is stored in the national NPSpecies database. Complete
Species Status and Abundance Complete
Vegetation (Map) Inventory Classifications, descriptions, and detailed maps of vegetation communities in each park are in final draft stage. The NPS Vegetation Inventory Products page provides links to all final products. In Progress
Base Cartography Data located at the IRMA online data portal. Complete
Geologic Resources Complete
Soils Resources Soils data and reports can also be found at the NPS Soils Resource Management Page. Complete
Water Body Location and Classification Data located at the IRMA online data portal and via the National Hydrography Dataset. Complete
Baseline Water Quality Data located at the on the NPS Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory & Analysis Page. Complete
Air Quality NPS Air Atlas Customizable Web Maps. Complete
Air Quality Related Values Risk of Foliar Injury from Ozone on Vegetation in Parks in the National Capital Region Network. Complete
Climate Download full NCRN Weather and Climate Inventory report. Complete

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