Inventory and Monitoring at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Field technician using a GPS unit at Whiskeytown NRA
Field technician using a GPS unit to record invasive plant data at Whiskeytown NRA

National Park Service

Whiskeytown Natural Recreation Area is a 42,497 acre park in northern California that includes the large expanse of the Whiskeytown Lake reservoir, and the watersheds that surround it. The park lands have a long legacy of human disturbance as an area involved in the California gold rush and logging activities. Established to conserve the area for public recreation, the park has to balance visitor expectations with conservation and stewardship, ensuring everyone can enjoy the natural and cultural resources for generations to come.

Whiskeytown NRA boasts a rich biodiversity because it sits at a geological and biological crossroads where the Klamath Mountain, Coast Mountain, and Cascade Ranges meet with the Sacramento Valley. In addition to the mixed geology, the range in elevation and rugged topography create many habitats, such as chaparral, oak woodlands, creeks and riparian zones, Ponderosa Pine forest, grasslands, and conifer forest.

Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network staff conduct long term monitoring programs at Whiskeytown NRA to provide park managers with current information on the status and condition of natural resources, and long term trends. 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.

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.

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