• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.


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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Resource Managment

The Division of Resource Management works to preserve the integrity of natural resources, preserves cultural heritage, and maintains quality visitor experiences at Acadia National Park.

What do we do?

  • We develop and maintain a foundation of knowledge about the features and values – i.e., park ecosystems, cultural heritage, and visitor experiences – that the National Park Service is charged with protecting at Acadia National Park.
  • We facilitate research to detect and clarify threats to natural and cultural resources and test alternative management actions to help resolve problems or issues.
  • We support research and conduct monitoring about visitor use to inform park managers and the public about the quality of visitor experiences at Acadia National Park.
  • We monitor the condition of park natural and cultural resources to learn about their status and health. We acquire, curate, and interpret historic objects/documents and natural history specimens to preserve the history of the natural and cultural resources and administration of Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site.
  • We manage information (tabular data, digital maps, etc.) so that it is safeguarded, accessible, and available for park managers, scientists, and interested members of the public.
  • We assure that all park activities are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We protect the scenic, ecological, and cultural values of lands adjacent to the park by collaborating with landowners, local communities, and land trusts to establish, monitor, and enforce the terms of conservation easements on private properties.

For more information regarding our programs, see links above.

For more information about research in the park, visit Research Guidelines.

Did You Know?

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The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...