Air
Monitors air quality to evaluate pollution impacts on park resources, human health, and scenic views.

Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Develops partnersips with academic and other institutions to address resource issues.

Ecology
Provides guidance to parks on ecosystem-based resource management.

Exotic Plant Management
Surveys and implements treatments for invasive non-native populations.

Geology and Soils
Identifies and describes signifigant geological and soil features for park and regional planning.

Horticultural Landscapes
Provides guidance on the management of sustainable horticultural landscapes.

Integrated Pest Management
Solves pest problems using effective low risk methods to protect visitors, resources, and the environment.


Inventory & Monitoring
Documents species present in parks and conducts long-term monitoring for selected natural resource indicators' trends (vital signs).

Threatened and Endangered Species
Assists and facilitates projects for federally endanagered species research and recovery.

Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance
Facilitates scientific research and science education in the parks and communicates research findings.

Vegetation
Provides technical support to parks for the identification and reservation of plant resources and coordinates vegetation mapping for the region.

Water
Provides technical assistance for management and protection of aquatic systems.

Wildlife
Provides technical assistance for wildlife management.

Climate
Climate Change