National Park Service

Mid-Atlantic Network (MIDN)

Mid-Atlantic Network Parks

South district ridgelines at Shenandoah National Park
South district ridgelines at Shenandoah National Park

The MIDN is designing and implementing a long-term monitoring program to measure key indicators of ecological integrity, or "vital signs." Multiple monitoring efforts will help inform managers of the health of park resources and provide early detection of potential problems. Each park web page provides highlights of what the network hopes to achieve and what has been accomplished with monitoring at the park.

Many of the parks in the MIDN were established for cultural and historical reasons, but they protect important terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Located within a rapidly urbanizing landscape, park resources are threatened by land use change, habitat fragmentation, invasion by exotic plants, increasing densities of deer, air and water pollution, and climate change.

Network Parks

Mid-Atlantic Network Park Map

MIDN park map Hopewell Furnace NHS Valley Forge NHP Gettysburg NMP Eisenhower NHS Shenandoah NP Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMP Richmond NBP Petersburg NB Appomattox Court House NHP Booker T. Washington NM Hopewell Furnance NHS

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