• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Water Quality

Pogue in Fall


L Shahi

Testing and monitoring the health of aquatic ecosystems is an important part of ensuring the integrity of the parks natural communities. Water quality studies are conducted by the park's Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) staff on a monthly basis at two sites in the park; one on the Pogue, a 14-acre pond, and the other in the Pogue Brooks. Each month the I & M staff measure water depth, turbidity, pH, conductivity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen at the two sites to observe any changes that take place.

Pogue First Fall Colors

K Jones

Resource Brief - Water Quality Remains Good for Pogue Pond and Stream

Read about the results of the 2011 Water Quality Monitoring Season for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.