Parks in this Network
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.