National Park Service Workshop

NPS DiagramThe National Park Service has contracted IAN to assist with effective communication of the results of their Inventory and Monitoring program for 11 National Capital Region (NCR) parks with the use of conceptual diagrams. On May 5-6, 2005, IAN organized a workshop to provide National Park Service (NPS) resource managers with an understanding of how conceptual diagrams can be constructed and used to communicate complex ecological principles and scientific results. This process will lead to a framework for reporting the relative condition of NCR vital signs within the parks, and a preliminary assessment or 'report card' using the proposed framework.