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Inventories

Navigating to vegetation mapping plot, Green River, Canyonlands NP. NPS photo Navigating to vegetation mapping plot, Green River, Canyonlands National Park

Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the Northern Colorado Plateau Network begins with baseline knowledge of these resources. To acquire this knowledge, an inventory program was established by the National Park Service with the goals of acquiring baseline information for a variety of resources, from bibliographic information to species occurrence and distribution.

The twelve (12) basic inventories are defined in appendix A of the Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Guidelines (NPS-75). The inventories consist of a group of resource related baseline information that has been found to be of greatest value in the initiation of a Vital Signs Monitoring Program.

12 Basic Inventories and Links to Further Information

Inventory Product(s)
Air Quality Data NPS “Air Atlas” Customizable Web Maps
Air Quality Related Values Sensitive Air Quality-Related Values of Northern Colorado Plateau Network Parks (PDF)
Base Cartography Data The Integrated Resource Management Applications system (IRMA) is the primary distribution point for these data.
Baseline Water Quality Data Search engine, NPS Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory & Analysis Reports
Climate Inventory Weather and Climate Inventory, Northern Colorado Plateau Network (PDF)
Geologic Resources Inventory Search engine, NPS Geologic Resources Inventory Publications
Natural Resource Bibliography IRMA is the primary distribution point for this information.
Soil Resources Inventory IRMA is the primary distribution point for this information.
Species Lists Search engine, NCPN Species Lists
Species Occurrence and Distribution Vascular Plant and Vertebrate Inventories, Northern Colorado Plateau Network
Vegetation Inventory Vegetation Classification and Mapping Reports, Northern Colorado Plateau Network
Water Body Location and Classification National Hydrography Dataset

In its network parks, the NCPN has inventoried vascular plants and vertebrates and conducted vegetation mapping.

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