Inventory and Monitoring
To make sound management decisions, park managers need to know how and why natural systems change over time, and what amount of change is normal. National Park Service scientists monitor the “vital signs” of national park ecosystems—much like a physician measures a patient’s heartbeat and blood pressure to determine well-being and help diagnose problems.
At Cedar Breaks NM, the network monitors air quality, climate, land surface phenology, landscape dynamics, and uplands.
Did You Know?
Cedar Breaks National Monument was rated as one of the "Top 8 Unique Destinations to View Fall Colors," by the NBC Today Show. Stop by during September and October to see these colors for yourself!