The twelve (12) basic inventories are defined in Appendix A of the Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Guidelines. The inventories consist of a group of resource related baseline information that has been found to be of greatest value in the initiation of a Vital Signs Monitoring Program.
Baseline inventories are administered by the National Inventory and Monitoring Division for twelve core areas which are listed below. For more information, see the Natural Resources Inventories page. See Inventories and Assessments for more information about the Appalachians Highlands Network.
|Natural Resource Bibliography||Completed|
|Species Status and Abundance||Completed|
|Vegetation Inventory||In Progress|
|Water Body Location and Classification||Completed|
|Baseline Water Quality||Completed|
|Air Quality Related Values||Completed|
For a list of species in each park within the Appalachian Highlands Network, go to the Species List page.