What We Inventory

A ruler laid against a fossilized bone
Taking inventory of fossils at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

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Effective long-term management and stewardship of natural resources in the Mojave Desert Network begins with knowing just what resources are in our parks. To find out, the National Park Service conducted inventories to gather baseline information about the parks.

The national Inventory and Monitoring Division provides guidance, funding, and technical assistance for a set of basic natural resource inventories at all parks with significant natural resources. The results of these inventories provide a common starting point for establishing long-term monitoring. More information is about these inventories is available on the national I&M inventory page.

Inventories completed for the Mojave Desert Network parks

For more information, check out these briefs on the initial plant and animal inventories completed in 2007 and the Inventories and Assessments page.

Air Quality

Air Quality & Air Quality Related Values

Source: Data Store Collection 2454. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Climate

Weather & Climate Inventories & Reports

Source: Data Store Collection 2452. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Geology

Source: Data Store Collection 2446. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Paleontology

Source: Data Store Collection 2447. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Plants and Animals

Source: Data Store Collection 4269. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Soils

Soil Surveys

Source: Data Store Collection 2450. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Vegetation Mapping

Vegetation Mapping & Classification

Source: Data Store Collection 2453. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water

Inventories of Water Resources & Baseline Water Quality Data

Source: Data Store Collection 2451. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Species Lists

The species lists presented here are works in progress. Information may change as we continue to update lists.

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Last updated: August 14, 2018