National Park Service

Sierra Nevada Network (SIEN)

Natural Resource Inventories

Kaweah monkey flower (Mimulus norrissii), Sequoia National Park
Kaweah monkey flower (Mimulus norrissii), Sequoia National Park

Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the Sierra Nevada 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 Reports or Other Products Completion Status
Natural Resource Bibliography Integrated Resource Management Applications (NPS only) Complete - All SIEN parks
Species Lists Reports Documenting Animal and Plant Species Lists Complete - All SIEN parks
Species Status and Abundance Vertebrate and Vascular Plant Inventory Reports Complete - All SIEN parks
Vegetation Inventory Complete - All SIEN parks
Base Cartography   Complete - All SIEN parks
Geologic Resources Complete - Devils Postpile NM and Yosemite NP
In-progress - Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs
Soils Resources Complete - Yosemite NP
In-progress - Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs
Water Body Location and Classification Complete - All SIEN parks
Baseline Water Quality Complete - All SIEN parks
Air Quality Air Quality in Sierra Nevada Network parks Complete - All SIEN parks
Air Quality Related Values Air Quality-Related Values in Sierra Nevada Network parks Complete - All SIEN parks
Climate Complete - All SIEN parks

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