Natural Resource Monitoring at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

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River surrounded by trees with multi-colored fall leaves
Ten Mile River, a tributary to the Delaware River.

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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is one of nine parks in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network which is part of a nation-wide effort of the National Park Service to generate scientifically sound information on the changing conditions of park ecosystems. Each year, our scientists hike extensively throughout the parks stopping to collect information for the long-term monitoring programs listed below. Back at the office they analyze data and share the information with park managers to help them better understand how to best preserve park ecosystems for future generations.

To learn more about these programs and key findings, choose from the options below.

Long-term Monitoring Programs

A still water pool along the Bluestone River.

River Water Quality

Water quality characteristics are critical to understanding, protecting, and improving the fundamental condition of aquatic ecosystems.

Park Species Lists

Species lists are available from NPSpecies, the National Park Service's tool for documenting park biodiversity. Keep in mind that these species lists are a work-in-progress. Changes and updates are made as more species are shepherded through a rigorous vetting process. The absence of a species from a list produced with the tool below doesn't necessarily mean the species is absent from a park.

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Reports & Publications

Find in-depth information on natural resources in Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River at the links below.

Air Quality

Source: Data Store Collection 4304 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Animals

Source: Data Store Collection 4298 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Geology and Soils

Source: Data Store Collection 4299 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Landscapes

Source: Data Store Collection 4303 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Plants

Source: Data Store Collection 4301 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water Quality

Source: Data Store Collection 4300 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Weather and Climate

Source: Data Store Collection 4302 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.


Citizen Science Opportunities

Bird observations from eBird

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River has one or more “birding hotspots” set up in eBird. Help the park record bird data by adding your bird observations to the appropriate hotspot when you visit the park.

Species observations from iNaturalist

Last updated: November 30, 2018