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Mid-Atlantic Network (MIDN)

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About the Mid-Atlantic Network

The MIDN 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.

Knowing the condition of natural resources within the National Park system is fundamental to the Service's ability to protect and manage the parks. Based on legal mandates and National Park Service (NPS) policy, the major goals of the Servicewide inventory and monitoring (I&M) program are: to inventory the natural resources and park ecosystems under NPS stewardship to determine their nature and status; to monitor park ecosystems to better understand their dynamic nature and condition and to provide reference points for comparisons with other, altered environments; and to integrate natural resources inventory and monitoring information into NPS planning, management, and decisionmaking.

A multi-level organizational structure ensures accountability and efficiency of the MIDN I&M program. The network is responsible to a Board of Directors and Technical Committee, and program guidance and oversight is provided by the Inventory & Monitoring Division of the National Park Service's Washington Office.

A more detailed desciption is outlined in appendix A of the Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Guidelines (NPS-75).

Mid-Atlantic Network Staff Contacts

Mid-Atlantic Network Office
Name Title/Position Phone Number
Jim Comiskey Program Manager/Ecologist 540-693-3124
Nathan Dammeyer Aquatic Ecologist 202-380-8370
Mark Johnson Ecologist/Data Manager 540-693-3137
Vacant Ecologist 540-693-3124
Jeb Wofford Biologist/Science Writer 571-279-5824
Shenandoah National Park
Name Title/Position Phone Number
Wendy Cass Botanist 540-999-3500 x3432
Jalyn Cummings Air and Water Resources Program Manager 540-999-3500 x3497
David Demarest Wildlife and Fisheries Biological Science Technician 540-999-3500 x3439
Elizabeth Garcia Air and Waters Quality Monitoring Technician 540-999-3500 x3499
Rolf Gubler Biologist and Forest Pest Manager 540-999-3500 x3291
Jake Hughes Exotic Plant Management Biological Science Technician 540-999-3500 x3492
Abigail Hyduke Vegetation Monitoring Biological Science Technician 540-999-3500 x3419
Sarah Koenig Administrative Assistant 540-999-3500 x3493
Dale Meyerhoeffer Forest Health Biological Science Technician 540-999-3500 x3490
Jim Schaberl Division Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources 540-999-3500 x3491
Alan Williams Data Manager/Ecologist 540-999-3500 x3431
Vacant Fish and Wildlife Biologist 540-999-3500

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