The challenge of communicating monitoring results to effect change
Carter SL, Mora-Bourgeois G, Lookingbill TR, Carruthers TJB, and Dennison WC ·
SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the National Park Service (NPS) has been charged with preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the United States for future generations. It is only recently, however, that the NPS has fully embraced the need to understand and describe the ecology of parks. The infusion of an ecological perspective into the natural resource management of the national parks is what separates today's park management from much of that which preceded it (Sellars 1997).