Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Page 1)  
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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Natural Resource Condition Assessment

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a 117-acre park located approximately 18 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Vienna, Virginia. Established in 1966, the park was designated as the first national park for the performing arts. The park provides a natural sanctuary for native bird, plants, and animal species in a developing region. The natural resources of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts were assessed using the Vital Signs Framework. Overall, the natural resources of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts are in degraded condition, and are under threat from surrounding land use, regionally poor air quality, and overpopulation of deer. Climate change is predicted to negatively affect many of the natural resources of the park, including increasing ozone levels and particle pollution, raising the water temperature of streams, changing forest composition, and affecting exotic species and forest pests and diseases.

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Author(s)Walsh BM, Costanzo SD, Dennsion WC, Campbell JP, Lehman M, Nortrup M, Chittenden B, Goetkin P, and Schuster C
IAN Author(s)Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison
Date Published2015-12-15
TypeReport
ProjectPRWI-GWMP-WOTR-NACE Natural Resource Condition Assessments
Location(s)Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Number of Pages152
Filesize4 MB
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