National Park Service

Pacific Island Network (PACN)

Pacific Island Network

Micronesian honeyeater in American Memorial Park Working in remote places has its benefits Coral reef in the National Park of American Samoa Native coastal plants at Kalaupapa NHP Ferns colonize a lava field at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes NP Underwater snapshot of Kaloko-Honokōhau NHP One of many waterfalls in Haleakalā NP Anchialine pool at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau NHP Anemonefish in War in the Pacific NHP. -K.L. Kramer Flying fox in the National Park of American Samoa

The Pacific Island Network (PACN) Inventory and Monitoring Program (I&M) is one of 32 National Park Service I&M Networks across the country facilitating collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resources monitoring. Spanning islands in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana archipelago, and Hawaii, the Pacific Island Network encompasses an area as large as the continental United States.

The islands and near-shore marine areas within the National Park System protect a wealth of the planet's aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity, unique geologic features, and cultural sites. Isolated from the continental land-masses, these federally protected areas share similarities, including threats from invasive species, limited land area, and finite resources inherent on islands.

This web site delivers information about these resources and how the Inventory & Monitoring Program collects and manages data for Pacific island parks.

Featured Information

Pacific Island Network Quarterly News (Jan. - Mar., 2015)

Pacific Island Network Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with science in the national parks of the tropical Pacific. In this issue, learn about sensational sea cucumbers, the frontlines in the battle against invasive plants, and much more.

2015 Bioblitz at Hawai‘i Volcanoes NP


Perhaps once in a lifetime you have the opportunity to work with scores of scientists on a single, unprecedented, 24-hour biological and cultural event. May 15th and 16th, 2015 is your chance. Learn more...

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