The Greater Yellowstone Network monitors seven natural resource “vital signs” of park health. We selected each vital sign based on multiple criteria, including: How well did it represent the overall health of park resources? How well could it alert us to environmental stressors?
The Greater Yellowstone Network’s monitoring plan and its appendices describe our monitoring strategy in detail. Our two-page vital signs brief provides an overview. Watch a presentation describing our science for the Montana Institute on Ecosystems in 2019.
Click on a vital sign, below, to learn more about our network’s monitoring programs.
Alpine Vegetation & Soils
Alpine vegetation and soils monitoring
Amphibians & Wetlands
Amphibian and wetland monitoring
Land cover and land use monitoring
Upland vegetation monitoring
Water quality and quantity monitoring
Whitebark pine monitoring
Last updated: September 30, 2020