Inventory and Monitoring at Lassen Volcanic National Park

NPS staff member in a boat floating on lake at Lassen Volcanic NP
Lake monitoring at Lassen Volcanic NP

National Park Service

Lassen Volcanic National Park is rich in active hydrothermal features, wild landscapes, and biodiversity. The rugged panoramas signify the park's volcanic nature that continues to shape it's landscape today. Lassen Volcanic NP sits at the crossroads of three distinct geological and biological provinces: the Cascades Range to the north, the Sierra Nevada mountains to the south and the Great Basin desert to the east.

The meeting point of these provinces gives rise to many different habitat types, characterized by the variations in environmental conditions in the park, such as elevation, precipitation, temperature, and amount of available sunlight. The landscape includes peaks, forests, meadows, lakes and streams, and nearly three quarters of the park is designated as wilderness. Natural resource concerns for Lassen Volcanic National park include invasive species, water quality and the health of whitebark pine forests.

Data from the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Networks programs balance the immediate needs of park managers for current information on the status and condition of ecological communities, and the need for insight into the changes occurring over time. These datasets help the park to make informed management decisions.

Publications

Monitoring Reports

Early Detection of Invasive Species

Source: Data Store Saved Search 617 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Lake Water Quality & Aquatic Communities

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3336 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Land Cover & Land Use

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2327 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Landbird Communities

Source: Data Store Saved Search 614 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Stream Water Quality & Aquatic Communities

Source: Data Store Saved Search 615 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Terrestrial Vegetation

Source: Data Store Saved Search 618 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Whitebark Pine

Source: Data Store Saved Search 619 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Inventory Reports

Inventory Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 4311 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: July 23, 2018