• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

General Resource Descriptions

Natural Resources: a bear, a mushroom, a wildfire, and a flowing stream.
 

The starting point for preservation of park resources is the development of an understanding of what natural resources are present in a park. Staff members at Shenandoah are in the process of gathering natural history information about the plants, animals, water, geologic, and soils found in the park. They also gather data about the air quality and climate of the park. As this information is developed, it is posted on the web. You can find this information in:

For detailed descriptions of individual plants and animals goto Species Profiles.

Did You Know?

A closeup view of the delicate pink blooms of Mountain Laurel

Although it is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. More...