National Park Service

Mojave Desert I&M Network (MOJN)

Data Management

Barrel cactus (Ferrocactus cylindraceus) at Joshua Tree NP
Barrel cactus (Ferrocactus cylindraceus) at Joshua Tree NP

The collection of data from natural resource science activities is the first step to understanding the ecosystem within and around park boundaries. With this data, park managers are able to make informed decisions about the natural resources in the park for National Park Service planning, management and decision making.

To preserve the integrity, utility, security and availability of data for the long-term, the Mojave Desert Network actively manages data and information. Detailed procedures regarding management of data and information may be found in the network data management plan.

To facilitate scientific exploration and research, all non-sensitive data is available to the public for use and analysis. There are a few on-line ways to obtain data:

  • A number of digital documents, such as protocols, are available for download on the Reports and Publications page.
  • Tabular and spatial data are also available on the IRMA Data Store. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, including metadata, is continually being uploaded to the site.
  • Works in progress and sensitive information are also available at the MOJN SharePoint site (NPS-only).

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