National Park Service

North Coast and Cascades Network (NCCN)

Data Management

Forest vegetation at North Cascades NP
Forest vegetation at North Cascades NP

The collection of data from natural resource science activities is the first step to understanding the ecosystem within and around park boundaries. With these 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 North Coast and Cascades Network actively manages data and information. Detailed procedures regarding management of data and information may be found in the NCCN Data Management Plan.

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

Tabular and spatial data are available on the Integrated Resources Management Applications Portal (IRMA). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, including metadata, are continually being uploaded to the site. A number of digital documents, such as protocols, are also available for download from the Reports and Publications page.

The NCCN Information Management Team (IMT) provides data management support and guidance to staff involved in collecting, entering and reporting on I&M data. The IMT has developed a suite of guidance documents and Standard Operating Procedures outlining work-flows and procedures for routine data management activities. These documents will be published and made available in the NPS Data Store soon.

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