Parks in this Network
Northern Great Plains Network
The NGPN I&M Program is one of 32 National Park Service I&M Networks across the country established to facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resource monitoring. It is comprised of 13 national park units, each of which contain a rich and varied array of natural and cultural resources.
The parks support unique natural resources, including large areas of northern mixed-grass prairie communities, critical river and riparian habitats, large herds of bison, and two of the four longest caves in the world. These parks and their partners are dedicated to understanding and preserving the region's unique resources through science and education.
This web site delivers information about these resources, the Network's Inventory & Monitoring Program, and the scientific activities underway. Learn more about specific topics by exploring the links on the left or visit the park units pages to discover the particular resources found at each of these special places.
Real-Time Data - USGS Water Quality Monitoring Station at Devils Tower NM
As part of the network's water quality monitoring program, NGPN partnered with the USGS Wyoming Water Science Center to install and operate a continuous monitoring station on the Belle Fouche River at Devils Tower National Monument. The station provides real-time data on gauge height, temperature, specific conductance, pH, and dissolved oxygen.
Click here to see a larger image, current weather, and air quality information about this location. Webcam is maintained by the NPS Air Resources Division. Photos are updated approximately every 15 minutes.
Report – Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment: Climate of the U.S. Great Plains
Regional climate report recently produced by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) describing the observed historical climate conditions and a set of plausible future climate scenarios for the Great Plains Region.
Sixty forested plots at Mount Rushmore National Memorial were surveyed by the NPS in 2010. This effort will be repeated in 2016 and every 5 years thereafter to better understand status and trends...