About Us

A measuring tape across the rocky intertidal leads to a silhouette of a crouching biologist against the sun
Rocky intertidal monitoring at Cabrillo National Monument.

NPS

The Mediterranean Coast Network is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) Networks across the country. A multi-level organizational structure ensures the accountability and efficiency of the network. It is responsible to a Board of Directors and Technical Committee composed of park superintendents and staff who participate on a rotational basis. Program guidance and oversight is provided by the Inventory and Monitoring Division of the National Park Service's Washington Office.

The network consists of two permanent National Park Service personnel that work closely with park staff at Mediterranean Coast Network parks.

Contact Us

Our Board of Directors

  • Lisa Garrett, Inventory & Monitoring Program Manager, Pacific West Region
  • Stacey Ostermann-Kelm, Inventory & Monitoring Program Manager, Mediterranean Coast Network
  • Andrea Compton, Superintendent, Cabrillo National Monument
  • Russell Galipeau, Superintendent, Channel Islands National Park
  • David Szymanski, Superintendent, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Our Technical Committee

The Technical Committee functions in accordance with an approved charter. The committee provides assistance and advice to the Board of Directors and the Network I&M Program Manager, evaluates and prioritizes network monitoring activities, and coordinates park participation in network activities. The Technical Committee consists of four permanent members: the Network I&M Program Manager, and Chief of Natural Resource Science at each of the three parks. Temporary members include park natural resource staff as needed.

  • Stacey Ostermann-Kelm, Inventory & Monitoring Program Manager, Mediterranean Coast Network
  • Keith Lombardo, Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science, Cabrillo National Monument
  • Kenneth Convery, Chief of Natural Resources Management, Channel Islands National Park
  • Jerald Weaver, Chief of Planning, Science & Resource Management, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Last updated: July 25, 2018