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Behind the Scenes

Park staff monitoring plants in Big Meadows.

Who's Who in Natural Resource Management and How to Contact Us


Preservation of Shenandoah’s natural resources depends on the collaborative efforts of many individuals. A small, core group of park staff members (Natural Resources Branch) is specifically charged with natural resource inventory, monitoring, management, and planning activities. These staff members are supplemented by staff elsewhere in the park organization (Fire Management and Geographic Information Systems), by staff who provide support services, and by specialized teams (Mid-Atlantic Exotic Plant Management Team and the Mid-Atlantic Inventory and Monitoring Network). These affiliated staff members are generally focused on specific functions or narrow responsibilities related to natural resources. Finally, the Natural Resources Branch extends its capability through development of cooperative relationships with universities, other agencies, and sometimes non-profit organizations.

General Contact Information

Natural Resources Branch
Division of Natural and Cultural Resources
Shenandoah National Park
3655 US Highway 211E
Luray , Virginia 22835

540-999-3500 (General Business Line for the park)
540-999-3500 x3493 (Division’s Administrative Assistant)
540-999-3693 (Natural and Cultural Resources FAX Line)

Or email the Natural Resource Branch chief...

Did You Know?

CCC enrollees collected native seed and raised plants in three nurseries in the park.

From 1933 to 1942 an estimated 10,000 boys and young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, and native plants in Shenandoah National Park. Many of these were grown in three CCC plant nurseries from seeds collected within the park. More...