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Inventories

Purpose

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Creating resource inventories for national parks is a primary objective of the Inventory and Monitoring Program. These provide data to inform immediate management decisions, as well as establish baseline levels required to estimate trends in resource conditions. I&M program guidelines require a specific set of inventories be completed nation-wide.

Inventory creation is organized at the national level, employing specialized work teams to comprehensively develop baseline resource data that is compiled in a consistent manner throughout the country. Coordination of selected SEAN-area inventories is performed by Alaska regional office staff, who oversee the expert teams and ensure their final products are complete and available to users.

Printed reports from SEAN-area inventory projects are available on our Reports and Publications page.

Completion Status (June 2014)

As of this writing, inventory work has progressed as shown in the following table. The most recent status may be viewed in the IRMA Inventory Tracking Section.

[ complete=Completed,   in progress=In progress,   unstarted=Not yet scheduled. ]
GLBA KLGO SITK Alaska Notes
Natural Resource Bibliography complete complete complete Reference cleanup in progress.
Base Cartography Data complete complete complete Resource Brief
Regional Status
Air Quality Data complete complete complete Resource Brief
Air Quality Related Values complete complete complete Resource Brief
Climate complete complete complete Resource Brief
Geologic Resources in progress unstarted unstarted Resource Brief
Soil Resources in progress in progress in progress Resource Brief
Regional Status
Water Body Location and Classification complete complete complete Resource Brief
Water Quality complete complete complete Resource Brief
Vegetation complete in progress complete Resource Brief
Regional Status
Species Lists complete complete complete Resource Brief
Species Occurrence and Distribution complete complete complete Resource Brief
GLBA=Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, KLGO=Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, SITK=Sitka National Historical Park.
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