IAN staff hold workshop with Shenandoah National Park Resource Managers

Park Service and IAN staffIAN staff Bill Dennison, Joanna Woerner, and Ben Fertig traveled to Shenandoah National Park Headquarters on Feb 25-26 to design a booklet entitled, "A conceptual basis for natural resource monitoring: Shenandoah National Park". The booklet discusses Shenandoah's key features, major threats, and monitoring programs. A central issue that emerged was visibility from mountain vistas of the surrounding valleys along Skyline Drive, as affected by atmospheric haze. In addition, there were effects of atmospheric deposition on mountain streams and hardwood forests. Furthermore, climate change and conversion of adjacent farmland to residential land use affect this National Park.