National Park Service

Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (ERMN)

About the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

The ERMN is one of 32 NPS I&M Networks across the country established to conduct baseline resource inventories and implement sustained natural resource monitoring.

The ERMN office is co-located with members of the NPS Northeast Region Science office on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

The Staff

Name Title Phone Number
Matt Marshall Program Manager (814) 863-0134
Kristina Callahan Data Manager (814) 863-2320
Stephanie Perles Plant Ecologist (814) 441-9643
Caleb Tzilkowski Aquatic Ecologist (814) 308-2470
Andy Weber Hydrologic Technician (814) 308-2425
Doug Manning Vegetation Technician (814) 883-9253

The Parks

The ERMN consists of 9 parks in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and New Jersey. The parks range in size from approximately 66 to 30,000 hectares and generally consist of a mosaic of forested hillsides and floodplains, streams and rivers, talus slopes and cliffs, vernal pools and wetlands, open fields and agriculture. Together, these parks encompass roughly 60,000 hectares of land area, 211 miles of river, more than 425 miles of stream, and host roughly 7 million visitors each year. The ERMN parks formed around rivers contain some of the most significant water resources and water-based recreational activities in the National Park system.

Map of the parks in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network
Map of the parks in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

The parks in the ERMN include:

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (ALPO)
Bluestone National Scenic River (BLUE)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DEWA)
Fort Necessity National Battlefield (FONE)
Friendship Hill National Historic Site (FRHI)
Gauley River National Recreation Area (GARI)
Johnstown Flood National Memorial (JOFL)
New River Gorge National River (NERI)
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UPDE)

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