National Park Service

Upper Columbia Basin Network (UCBN)

Data Management & GIS

The Natural Resource Condition Assessment uses monitoring methods to describe ecosystem health.
The Natural Resource Condition Assessment uses monitoring methods to describe ecosystem health.

The collection of data from natural resource science activities is the first step to understanding the ecosystem within and around park boundaries. Data collected and maintained by the UCBN becomes information through analysis, synthesis, and modeling. Park managers are then able to make informed decisions about the natural resources in the park for National Park Service planning, management and decision making. Detailed procedures regarding management of data and information may be found in the network data management plan.

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

Links to Online GIS Resources

National Park Service GIS Resources

Regional GIS Resources

National & International GIS Resources

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