Each year, Greater Yellowstone Network scientists and collaborators visit the parks to monitor the condition of natural resource vital signs. In some years they might collect data on breeding amphibians, temperature and pH in streams, or the number of new whitebark pine seedlings. In other years they might document the tiny flowers blooming within plot frames on high elevation alpine slopes. Monitoring reports document the results of this vital sign monitoring. They also analyze trends when enough years of data have been collected to provide a longer-term understanding of dynamic park ecosystems. These reports are key to informing park managers and other scientists about the health of natural resources in parks.
Last updated: April 10, 2018