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Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN)

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Northern Colorado Plateau Network

Raven, Canyonlands National Park Snow, Zion National Park Steamboat Rock, Dinosaur National Monument Cactus and soil crust, Arches National Park Pleasant Creek, Capitol Reef National Park Wildflowers, Cedar Breaks National Monument Bryce Canyon National Park Wildflowers, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Runoff, Colorado National Monument Curecanti National Recreation Area Chicken Creek Trail, Fossil Butte National Monument Golden Spike National Historic Site Hovenweep National Monument Pond, Pipe Spring National Monument American Fork Canyon, Timpanogos Cave NM Sipapu Bridge, Natural Bridges National Monument

The NCPN consists of 16 parks with diverse cultural and natural resources distributed across four states and three physiographic regions. Ecosystems include desert grasslands, shrublands and woodlands, forested terrestrial systems, and aquatic systems, including large rivers, perennial streams, seeps, springs, and cave systems.

This site provides access to study results, data, and related analysis about the natural resources investigated by the NCPN network, its parks, research and land management partners. Park managers use this information to make decisions about park resources.


Featured Information

Report: Water Quality in the Northern Colorado Plateau Network: Water Years 2013-2015

Report: Water Quality in the Northern Colorado Plateau Network: Water Years 2013-2015

This report evaluates data from site visits made at 60 different locations on NCPN streams and rivers in or near 10 NCPN park units between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015. Data are compared to state water-quality standards for the purpose of providing information to park managers about potential water-quality problems.

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Grizzly Ridge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP Gunnison Point, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP Island in the Sky Visitor Center, Canyonlands NP Visitor Center, Colorado National Monument Elk Creek Campground, Curecanti NRA Split Mountain from Quarry Exhibit Hall, Dinosaur NM Temples and Towers of the Virgin, Zion National Park

Video: Taking the Pulse of a Wild River in Dinosaur National Monument

Science in Action Brief: Looking at the Past to See into the Future: Long-term Data and Springs at Arches National Park

Science in Action Brief: Looking at the Past to See into the Future: Long-term Data and Springs at Arches National Park

This brief summarizes a study conducted to understand the relationships between climate and spring discharge at three springs in and near Arches National Park.

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