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Mojave Desert I&M Network (MOJN)

Inventory & Monitoring at Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site (MANZ) is rich in layers of human history tracing back to early Native Americans. MANZ is most widely known as one of 10 sites where the U.S. Government incarcerated Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Manzanar is the smallest park unit within the MOJN, having only 329 hectares of land. It also has no consistent sources of surface water. MANZ is located in the northwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, and is considered a high desert environment with extreme temperatures, high winds, and severe dust storms. Although established as a cultural historic site, MANZ has significant biological diversity that requires protection.

MOJN provides natural resource inventory and monitoring information to assist MANZ in effective, science-based decision making for resource protection and management purposes. Inventories have been completed for mammals, birds, vascular plants, and reptiles & amphibians (for full species lists select from the dropdown box below). The Integrated Uplands Protocol describes the vegetation and soils monitoring procedures carried out by MOJN at MANZ. Vegetation monitoring efforts within MANZ are focused on its predominant plant community of sagebrush, saltbrush, and rabbitbrush as well as the presence of invasive species. Soils monitoring conducted at MANZ includes identification of soil health parameters such as erosion, consistence, conductivity, and deposition. Three permanent plots have been established within the boundaries of MANZ, ensuring that subsequent data collection visits are accurate and repeatable over a long period of time. In May 2014, MANZ's Vegetation Inventory Map and Report were published.


List Species Found at Manzanar National Historic Site

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A Checklist contains only those species that are designated as "present" or "probably present" in the park.

The Full List with Details includes all the Checklist species plus species that are unconfirmed, historically detected, or incorrectly reported in the park. The Full List also contains species that are "in review" because their status in the park hasn't been fully determined. Additional details about the status of each species is included in the Full List.

The Checklist will almost always contain fewer species than the Full List.

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