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.
Horse Resource Brief
Learn about how the National Park Service manages the population of wild horses on Assateague.
Peregrine Falcon Resource Brief
Peregrine falcons have been studied on Assateague Island for over 50 years.
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