Inventory & Monitoring at Parashant National Monument

The Milky Way and night sky arching above a dark landscape
Night sky at Parashant

NPS Photo

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument was established in 2000 and is managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.

Located in the northwest corner of Arizona where the Mojave Desert and Colorado Plateau ecoregions meet, the park has expansive geological, elevational, and ecological diversity. Parashant spans more than one million acres and is one of the most rugged and remote landscapes remaining in the southwestern United States. The monument provides iconic western vistas in a setting known for its solitude, silence, night skies, and wilderness.

The Mojave Desert Network provides natural resource inventory and monitoring information to help parks make effective, science-based management decisions. Inventories have been completed for mammals, fish, birds, vascular plants, and reptiles & amphibians (see species lists further down the page). Maps and reports detailing Parashant's vegetation, soils, and geology resources are also complete.

Monitoring at Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Ongoing Monitoring Efforts
Integrated Uplands vegetation and soils monitoring of the sagebrush community
Selected Large Springs monitoring of water quality and availability at Pakoon Spring and Tassi Spring
Desert Springs monitoring of water quality and availability at nearly 50 smaller seeps and springs

Coming Soon (additional monitoring currently in development)
Bat population monitoring using acoustic and capture surveys
Spring Vegetation monitoring at Pakoon Spring and Tassi Spring
Invasive & Exotic Plants

Reports & Publications

Inventories & Assessments present baseline data collected during the first phase of the development of the Mojave Desert Inventory & Monitoring Network in order to have comparison with the long-term monitoring data currently being collected. Monitoring protocols describe why and how we collect, manage, analyze, and report monitoring data about the Network's Vital Signs. The protocols consist of a narrative and associated set of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Monitoring Reports summarize data and findings from our Vital Signs monitoring activities.

Monitoring Briefs

Short summaries of fieldwork and findings

Source: Data Store Collection 4376 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Inventories & Assessments

Source: Data Store Collection 4378 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Monitoring Protocols & Plans

Source: Data Store Collection 4380 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Monitoring Reports

Source: Data Store Collection 4379 (results presented are a subset). 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