Resource Management

As stated in our mission, "The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations."

In order to uphold the NPS mission, we have a dedicated team of scientists, technicians and managers collectively known as our resource management division, that use a variety of scientific principles such as monitoring, inventory and research to address high priority natural and cultural resource management issues and concerns.

To learn more about how Assateague manages some of these resources, check out some of the current resource management briefs below.
Photo of mare and foal grazing on Assateague Island. Learn about how the NPS manages the horses.
Horse Resource Brief

Learn about how the National Park Service manages the population of wild horses on Assateague.

A peregrine falcon takes off from Assateague Island
Peregrine Falcon Resource Brief

Peregrine falcons have been studied on Assateague Island for over 50 years.

Piping Plover Resource Brief
Piping Plover Resource Brief

Why is there a "cage" on the beach? Find out how rangers are protecting this endangered species.

Seabeach Amaranth Resource Brief
Seabeach Amaranth Resource Brief

Last observed on Assateague in 1967, seabeach amaranth was rediscovered on the north end of Assateague in 1998.

Our partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manage most of the resources in the Virginia District. Visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge website to learn more.

Last updated: February 17, 2023

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