About Us

Field crew checks amphibian monitoring equipment
Gulf Coast Network field crew at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

NPS photo

The Gulf Coast Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, one of thirty-two National Park Service I&M Networks across the country, was established to facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resource monitoring.

A multi-level organizational structure ensures accountability and efficiency of the network program. The network is guided by a Board of Directors, and a Technical Committee composed of one natural resource (or otherwise appointed) staff member from each of the eight network parks. Additional program guidance and oversight is provided by the National Inventory & Monitoring Division.

To learn more what the Gulf Coast Network does and how it functions, visit our Science in the Gulf Coast Network page and our What We Monitor pages.

Need to get in touch? Here's how to contact us.

treefrog on biologist's finger, held close to a small child's hand
Bird-voiced treefrog (Hyla avivoca) being shown to a small child by a Gulf Coast Network biologist

Photo by Chris Adams

Last updated: June 19, 2018