A Conceptual Basis for Natural Resource Monitoring

NCRN Booklet ThumbnailA 34 pp. booklet has been published by the IAN/National Park Service partnership focusing on developing an integrated assessment of the national parks in the region around Washington, D.C. All 11 parks of the National Park Service’s National Capital Region Network have shared resources, and nearly all the parks lie within the Potomac River watershed, which is experiencing some of the most rapid population growth and urban development in the country. The just-released report, "A Conceptual Basis for Natural Resource Monitoring", uses park-based conceptual diagrams to provide a geographic and spatial context for defining the natural resource challenges to the region as a whole and to the individual parks. This is the latest IAN publication for the National Capital Region Vital Signs project.