Monitoring involves repeated measurements over time, using the same methods every time. The Mediterranean Coast Network monitors particular species, habitats, and other environmental factors which serve as “vital signs” for overall ecosystem health. Information obtained through monitoring can help park managers understand how ecosystems might be changing. Such knowledge is useful for developing effective approaches to resource management that further the National Park Service mission of preserving parks "unimpaired for future generations."
Ecosystems & Ecosystem Drivers
Last updated: December 3, 2018