Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
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This guide presents an operational definition of adaptive management, and explores when and how it should be used for managing natural resources.
The NPS has Section 106 Regional Coordinators assigned to each region. The contact information for each 106 Regional Coordinator is provided below.
A guide for identifying climate adaptation options when creating comprehensive, strategic, and implementation plans.
In 2015, BOEM published 'Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes,' that provides guidance for tribal consultation in advance of proposed undertakings.
Explore these wilderness resources to learn more about the Wilderness Stewardship Program and become a wilderness steward.
Overview Access a list of wilderness toolbox resources compiled by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center to help you do your job protecting the nation’s treasures. Sample Toolboxes: Wilderness Character: provides information for wilderness managers about wilderness character. It provides the laws and agency policies concerning wilderness character, defines it, discusses how it is being used in
Use these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to answer some of your Section 106 compliance questions!
Your Regional Environmental Coordinator should be your first point of contact for park-specific NEPA questions.
When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of fire blight, a common disease that affects plants in the rose family, including apples, pear, and peach.
This web page contains three self-paced, on-line lessons intended to improve the quality and readability of scientific writing.
The NEPA Citizens guide is for citizens to effectively participate in the review of environmental effects in Federal decision making.
Over several decades, NPS staff at National Capital Parks East (NACE) has been converting areas from mowed turf into grassy meadow. Learn their process in this resource!
The RAD decision framework is a simple tool for resources managers to use when tackling the practical and philosophical challenges of responding to rapid, irreversible ecological change.
A science-based foundation that allows the NPS to manage natural resources day to day while focusing on long-term ecological integrity and viability.
The mission of the Wilderness Stewardship Program is to identify & designate specific areas and to steward those lands at the highest level of protection.
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
This appendix provides guidelines for NPS park, center, and regional compliance with NAGPRA statute and regulations.
The purpose of this brief guide is to help staff understand the compliance process and why it produces better projects and decisions.
A collection of reference materials that assist maintenance workers in caring for vegetation significant to the historic character of a cultural landscape.
The NPS Climate Change Response Strategy articulates six principles for effective decision making in a changing climate & lays out a vision to promote climate change science & apply best management practices & sustainable behaviors.
The Preservation Horticulture Workshop provides participants with the foundation of maintaining trees and shrubs in a historic cultural landscape.