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Natural Resource Inventories

Veg map accuracy assessment
Conducting accuracy assessments for the Vegetation Inventory (known as "veg maps") in the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the National Capital Region Network begins with basic knowledge of these resources. To acquire this knowledge, an inventory program was established to gather baseline information on a variety of resources, from species occurrence and distribution to bibliographic information.

The twelve basic resource inventories listed below(and defined in appendix A of the Natural Resources Inventory & Monitoring Guidelines: NPS-75) are those that were found to be of the greatest value in initiating I & M's long-term monitoring program.

12 Basic Inventories and Links to Further Information

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 Vegetation Inventory for Rock Creek Park is complete. 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. Complete
Baseline Water Quality Data located at the on the NPS Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory & Analysis Page. Complete
Air Quality Additional reports, documents, and online data display tools are available at the NPS Air Resources Website. Complete
Air Quality Related Values Additional reports, documents, and online data display tools are available at the NPS Air Resources Website. Complete
Climate Download full report. Complete

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