Booklet summarizing monitoring at Shenandoah National Park released

Cover of Shenandoah bookletAs a 200,000-acre natural oasis in the densely populated mid-Atlantic region, Shenandoah National Park is a refuge for both wildlife and people. Recently, in a partnership between IAN and Shenandoah National park, a booklet illustrating the unique natural resources in the park and demonstrating the need for natural resource monitoring was released. Understanding the natural processes and disturbances that influence natural resources and assessing the human-caused threats to those resources is the foundation for sound monitoring. This booklet explores how this understanding is gained, and also investigates the selection of vital signs—indicators of natural resource conditions.