National Park Service Showcase for Science

NCRN PosterThe partnership between IAN and the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) program in the National Capital Region Network of national parks sponsored a Showcase for Science. The two day workshop was held Oct 26-27 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The first day, attended by park resource managers, highlighted a 12-posters series describing park-based monitoring activities and proposed management thresholds for a subset of network vital signs or ecological indicators. The second day included a discussion with park superintendents on how the inventory and monitoring information can be best incorporated into park planning and management activities.