The National Capital Region of the
National Park Service hosted its 4th biennial conference,
"Spotlight on National Park Resources", on March 26, 2008
in the auditorium at the Department of Interior in downtown
Washington DC. The conference was sponsored and organized
by the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance (UERLA), the
Cultural Resources Advisory Team (CAT), and the Natural Resources
Advisory Team (NAT).
The Spotlight on National Park Resources conference highlighted
both resource management and research conducted in support
of our cultural and natural resources during FY06 - FY07.
Researchers and NPS staff presented their work which focuses
on NCR parks’ efforts to understand and protect cultural and
natural resources. "Spotlight on National Park Resources"
strived to promote cross-disciplinary education for NPS staff,
partners and interested public. The conference consisted of
one day of oral presentations and a poster session.
Resources and Documents
- Bair and Rio
"Integrated Resource Management of Water Features in the National Mall & Memorial Parks"
- Bies, Santucci, Swersky, and Virta
"P.O. Box 1142: Uncovering the Secret History of Fort Hunt Park"
- Greene, Carter, and Wenschhof
"Hydrologic Characterization of the Karst Aquifer - Antietam National Battlefield"
"Gunsmithing at the U.S. Musket Factory: Archeological Perspectives"
- Hatfield, Myrick, Huston, Weckerly, and Green
"Comparison of Vascular Plant Species Richness and Vertebrate Species Richness in National Parks of the Eastern United States"
- Johnson and Gates
"Bat Communities at Abandoned Railroad Tunnels in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park"
- Lakeman and Edwards
"Species Presence as Indicated by Scent Station Analysis in Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA"
"Corticolous Macrolichens and Air Quality in the National Capital Region"
- McShea, Bourg, and Stewart
"Potential Synergy of Deer and Invasive Plants for Impacting Forest Plant Diversity"
"Frederick Douglass's Cedar Hill: The Future of a Historic Landscape"
"A Grave Offense: The Looting of Mary Ohr's Gravesite at C&O Canal"
"Antietam and the Archeology of Tactics"
"Supplying the tools of civilization: Archeological Research at the Thomas Farm Blacksmith Shop"
"It Takes a Village: Four Locks"
- Virta, Bies, James, and Santucci
"Little taly and Quarry Working Along the Potomac River"
"Rehabilitating the Brawner Farm"
"Saving the Stone Barn Roof - Extreme Restoration: Getting the Most of the Materials"
"The Bright Side of Termite Damage"
- Dewsbury, Stephenson, and Moncalvo
"Morels in Four National Capital Region Parks"
- Dewsbury, Porter, Fisher, Rizvi, Didukh, Margaritescu, Moncalvo, and Stephenson
"A First Survey of Mushroom Diversity in Four NCR Parks"
- Teague, Riordan, Pavek, and Mora-Bourgeois
"Reader-friendly Field Guides to Natural Communities: Communicating Science Effectively to Park Managers and Visitors"
- Gorsira and Brown
"Scene Restorations - Manassas National Battlefield Park"