National Park Service

South Florida/Caribbean I&M Network (SFCN)

Inventories

Biologists collecting soil elevation data in the Everglades.
Biologists collecting soil elevation data in the Everglades.

Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the South Florida/Caribbean 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

NPS Inventory Program SFCN Inventory Products Completion Status
Vegetation Inventory Other parks pending
Species Occurrence and Distribution Pending
Bats (All Parks)
Species Lists NPSpecies Search (species lists listed by park and taxonomic category) Complete
Air Quality Maps and estimated pollutant values at park locations are presented online through the Air Atlas tool. Complete
Air Quality Related Values Results from multiple studies are available on the NPS Air Resources Ecological Assessments Page. Complete
Base Cartography Map layers and other products available at the NPS Data Store Complete
Geologic Resources

Geologic Resources Inventory Reports Page (reports listed by park)
Topography Inventory

Complete
Natural Resource Bibliography NPS Data Store Complete
Soils Resources Map layers and other products available at the NPS Data Store Incomplete
Water Body Location and Classification High-resolution NHD information is currently available for download using the NHD Viewer accessed from the USGS NHD website. Complete
Baseline Water Quality

A range of products have resulted from the Water Quality Data Inventory, including:

  1. Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory and Analysis Reports These reports summarize publicly-available physical, chemical, and biological water quality data contained in EPA’s STORET Data Warehouse, EPA’s Legacy Data Center, and the USGS National Water Information System.
  2. Numerous physical, chemical, and biological water quality data digitized or archived in EPA’s STORET Data Warehouse, including over 5.7 million results at more than 45 thousand sample sites for 1,160 projects.
Complete
Climate SFCN Weather and Climate Inventory Complete

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