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State of the Park Report for Cabrillo National Monument

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The Status and Trend symbols used in the summary table below and throughout this report are summarized in the following key. The background color represents the current condition status, the direction of the arrow summarizes the trend in condition, and the thickness of the outside line represents the degree of confidence in the assessment. In some cases, the arrow is omitted because data are not sufficient for calculating a trend (e.g., data from a one-time inventory or insufficient sample size).

Condition Status Trend in Condition Confidence in
Assessment
Condition of resource warrants significant concern Warrants Significant Concern Condition is improving Condition is Improving High confidence in the assessment High
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern Warrants Moderate Concern Condition is unchanging Condition is Unchanging Medium confidence in the assessment Medium
Resource is in good condition Resource is in Good Condition Condition is deteriorating Condition is Deteriorating Low confidence in the assessment Low

Examples of how the symbols should be interpreted:

Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment.
Overall Facility Condition Index Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.Brief - Overall Facility Condition Index
The National Park Service uses a facility condition index (FCI) to indicate the condition of its facilities and infrastructure. FCI is the cost of repairing an asset, such as a building, road, trail, or water system, divided by the cost of replacing it. The lower the FCI number, the better the condition of the asset. The overall FCI for 63 assets at Cabrillo National Monument for FY12 was 0.061, which is considered Good based on industry and NPS standards. The table below summarizes the number of assets at CABR within each industry-standard asset category and the mean FCI on October 1, 2012, compared to October 1, 2008, to determine trends in condition.
Asset Category Number of Assets
2008/2012
FCI
2008 / 2012
Condition Status/Trend Rationale
Buildings 33 / 17 0.034 / 0.015 Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Three new buildings were added recently; one to house the museum collection, another for Law Enforcement offices, and a vault toilet building at the Tidepool Parking Lot.
Trails 6 / 6 0.435 / 0.267 Condition of resource warrants significant concern; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Two major landslides along Bayside Trail in 2005 caused by heavy rain have undercut the trail, near Searchlight 18.
Waste Water Systems 1 / 1 0.767 / 0.000 Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. The Cabrillo sewage lift station was retrofitted in 2011 with new pumps, control panel, floats and electrical feed.
Paved Roads, Parking Areas, Bridges, Tunnels 11 / 11 0.093 / 0.107 Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is deteriorating; high confidence in the assessment. The tidepool parking area needs grading improvements for accessibility, and expansion of footprint for safe school bus access, loading/unloading students, and turnaround.
All Others 10 / 27 0.150 / 0.006 Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. This category includes Cabrillo's historic coastal defense structures, photovoltaic arrays, and maintained landscapes.

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The Status and Trend symbols used in the summary table below and throughout this report are summarized in the following key. The background color represents the current condition status, the direction of the arrow summarizes the trend in condition, and the thickness of the outside line represents the degree of confidence in the assessment. In some cases, the arrow is omitted because data are not sufficient for calculating a trend (e.g., data from a one-time inventory or insufficient sample size).

Condition Status Trend in Condition Confidence in
Assessment
Condition of resource warrants significant concern Warrants Significant Concern Condition is improving Condition is Improving High confidence in the assessment High
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern Warrants Moderate Concern Condition is unchanging Condition is Unchanging Medium confidence in the assessment Medium
Resource is in good condition Resource is in Good Condition Condition is deteriorating Condition is Deteriorating Low confidence in the assessment Low

Examples of how the symbols should be interpreted:

Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment.
Energy Consumption Resource is in good condition; condition is unchanging; high confidence in the assessment.
The production of energy to heat, cool, and illuminate buildings and to operate water utility systems is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The National Park Service is committed to improving facility energy performance and increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The National Park Service has a goal to reduce Servicewide building energy consumption per square foot of building space by 35% by 2016 from the baseline set in 2003 (NPS Green Parks Plan 2012).
Indicators of Condition Specific Measures Condition Status/Trend Rationale
Energy Consumption BTUs per gross square footage of buildings Resource is in good condition; condition is unchanging; high confidence in the assessment. Energy usage (BTUs per gross square footage of buildings) at the park in 2012 was 2.8% lower than the average for the previous 4 years (Source: NPS Annual Energy Report).
Annual Energy Consumption at Cabrillo National Monument
Annual Energy Consumption at Cabrillo National Monument

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The Status and Trend symbols used in the summary table below and throughout this report are summarized in the following key. The background color represents the current condition status, the direction of the arrow summarizes the trend in condition, and the thickness of the outside line represents the degree of confidence in the assessment. In some cases, the arrow is omitted because data are not sufficient for calculating a trend (e.g., data from a one-time inventory or insufficient sample size).

Condition Status Trend in Condition Confidence in
Assessment
Condition of resource warrants significant concern Warrants Significant Concern Condition is improving Condition is Improving High confidence in the assessment High
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern Warrants Moderate Concern Condition is unchanging Condition is Unchanging Medium confidence in the assessment Medium
Resource is in good condition Resource is in Good Condition Condition is deteriorating Condition is Deteriorating Low confidence in the assessment Low

Examples of how the symbols should be interpreted:

Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment.
Water Consumption Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.
The national and global supply of fresh water has diminished in recent decades, and this trend is likely to continue due to drought and other climatic changes. To contribute to the responsible use of freshwater supplies, encourage groundwater recharge, and protect water quality, the National Park Service is improving its efforts to conserve water, reuse gray water, and capture rainwater, and has set a goal to reduce non-irrigation potable water use intensity by 30% by 2020 from the baseline set in 2007 (NPS Green Parks Plan 2012).
Indicators of Condition Specific Measures Condition Status/Trend Rationale
Water Consumption Millions of gallons Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Water consumption at the park in 2012 was 32.7% lower than the 4-year average for 2008–2011 (Source: NPS Annual Energy Report). FY 2011 was a drought year at Cabrillo.
Annual Water Consumption at Cabrillo National Monument
Annual Water Consumption at Cabrillo National Monument

Palmer Drought Severity Index at Cabrillo National Monument
Palmer Drought Severity Index at Cabrillo National Monument

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The Status and Trend symbols used in the summary table below and throughout this report are summarized in the following key. The background color represents the current condition status, the direction of the arrow summarizes the trend in condition, and the thickness of the outside line represents the degree of confidence in the assessment. In some cases, the arrow is omitted because data are not sufficient for calculating a trend (e.g., data from a one-time inventory or insufficient sample size).

Condition Status Trend in Condition Confidence in
Assessment
Condition of resource warrants significant concern Warrants Significant Concern Condition is improving Condition is Improving High confidence in the assessment High
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern Warrants Moderate Concern Condition is unchanging Condition is Unchanging Medium confidence in the assessment Medium
Resource is in good condition Resource is in Good Condition Condition is deteriorating Condition is Deteriorating Low confidence in the assessment Low

Examples of how the symbols should be interpreted:

Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment. Resource is in good condition; condition is improving; high confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants moderate concern; condition is unchanging; medium confidence in the assessment.
Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment. Condition of resource warrants significant concern; trend in condition is unknown or not applicable; low confidence in the assessment.
Park Carbon Footprint Resource is in good condition; condition is unchanging; high confidence in the assessment.Brief - Carbon Footprint
Indicators of Condition Specific Measures Condition Status/Trend Rationale
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Metric tons of CO2 equivalent (MTCO2E) Resource is in good condition; condition is unchanging; high confidence in the assessment. The largest emission sector for Cabrillo National Monument is transportation, totaling 194 MTCO2E. The park currently has seven neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) in use.

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