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Mojave Desert I&M Network (MOJN)

Inventory & Monitoring at Parashant National Monument

Parashant National Monument
Parashant National Monument

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (PARA) was established in 2000 and is the second national monument to be managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. Located in the northwest corner of Arizona where the Mojave Desert and Colorado Plateau ecoregions meet, PARA has expansive geological, elevational, and ecological diversity. The land encompassed by PARA spans more than one million acres and is one of the most rugged and remote landscapes remaining in the southwestern United States. The monument provides iconic western viewsheds in a setting known for its solitude, natural soundscapes, internationally recognized night skies, and wilderness values.

MOJN provides natural resource inventory and monitoring information to assist PARA in effective, science-based decision making for resource protection and management purposes. The Integrated Uplands Protocol describes the vegetation and soils data collection procedures that will be carried out by MOJN at PARA. In the summer of 2017, long-term monitoring plots will be established within the sagebrush community of the park to collect plant and soils data at 3-year intervals. The Selected Large Springs and Desert Springs protocols describe MOJN's water monitoring efforts at PARA, which include measuring water quality and availability at two larger persistent springs and nearly 50 smaller water sources such as seeps and springs. PARA's Vegetation Report was published as part of the Grand Canyon National Park Report and can be found here.


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