National Park Service

Gulf Coast Network (GULN)


Intermediate marsh along Lake Salvador at Barataria Preserve.
Intermediate marsh Lake Salvador at Barataria Preserve.

Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the Gulf Coast Network begins with baseline knowledge of these resources. To acquire this knowledge, an inventory program was established by the National Park Service with the goals of acquiring baseline information for a variety of resources, from bibliographic information to species occurrence and distribution.

The twelve (12) basic inventories are defined in appendix A of the Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Guidelines (NPS-75). The inventories consist of a group of resource related baseline information that has been found to be of greatest value in the initiation of a Vital Signs Monitoring Program.

12 Basic Inventories and Links to Further Information

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