Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment

Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment

The National Park Service is carrying out assessments of the natural resource condition (NRCA) for nearly 300 of the National Parks throughout the country deemed to have significant natural resources. This project, to assess condition of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, is a synthesis project aimed at collating and synthesizing all available data to assess current status and trend for key indicators, combining these into an overall framework. The focus of this study has been to develop a habitat-based framework to assess natural resource condition.

 

Key Personnel

Simon Costanzo
Science Integrator
Tracey Saxby
Project Manager
Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Brianne Walsh
Senior Science Communicator
Suzanne Webster
Graduate Student

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Acorns (PHOTO)

Appalachian Trail Marker (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Big Meadows (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Dead Eastern Hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Euchaetes egle (Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar) (PHOTO)

Euchaetes egle (Milkweed Tussock Caterpillar) (PHOTO)

Forest density in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Forest diversity in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Forest of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Healthy forest (PHOTO)

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (PHOTO)

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) (PHOTO)

Hylotelephium telephioides (Alleghenny Stonecrop) (PHOTO)

Ladybug (PHOTO)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese Stiltgrass) (PHOTO)

Moss (PHOTO)

Moss (PHOTO)

Mountain trail (PHOTO)

Mountain trail (PHOTO)

Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Overlooks (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Power lines in Shenandoah (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Rock outcrop (PHOTO)

Shallow creek (PHOTO)

Shallow creek (PHOTO)

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (PHOTO)

Small waterfall (PHOTO)

Small waterfall (PHOTO)

Solidago randii (Rand's Goldenrod) (PHOTO)

Trail through the meadow (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Winding roads (PHOTO)

Timeframe

  • Start: 2012-09-01
  • Finish: 2014-11-30
  • Duration: 2 years, 2 months