Masthead: Park Science 33(1)—Winter 2016–2017

Park Science

Integrating Research and Resource Management in the National Parks
ISSN 0735–9462

Published by

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
Office of Education and Outreach
Lakewood, Colorado

Director, National Park Service

Michael Reynolds (acting)

Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

Raymond Sauvajot

Editor and Layout

Jeff Selleck

Editorial Assistance (Detail)

David C. Shelley


Lori D. Kranz (contractor)


John Dennis—Deputy Chief Scientist, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

Editorial office

Jeff Selleck
National Park Service NRSS/OEO
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
E-mail: e-mail us
Phone: 303-969-2147
Fax: 303-987-6704

Sample style for article citation

Burroughs, K., Y. F. Leung, R. L. Moore, and G. B. Blank. 2017. Trail drainage features: Development and testing of an assessment tool. Park Science 33(1):42–49.

Printed on recycled paper.

Park Science is a research and resource management journal of the U.S. National Park Service. It reports the implications of recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management, and policy. Issues are published usually two times per year, with a thematic issue that explores a topic in depth published additionally on occasion. The publication serves a broad audience of national park and protected area managers and scientists and provides for public outreach. It is funded by the Associate Director for Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.

Articles are field-oriented accounts of applied research and resource management presented in nontechnical language. The editor and board or subject-matter experts review content for clarity, completeness, usefulness, scientific and technical soundness, and relevance to NPS policy.

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Last updated: July 27, 2017