What We Inventory

Desert tortoise looks into camera
Desert tortoise.


Natural resource inventories are extensive, point-in-time efforts to determine the location or condition of resources. Northern Colorado Plateau Network inventories assess and document the current condition and knowledge of natural resources in network parks, providing a solid baseline for long-term monitoring and management.

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. These basic inventories are intended to provide park managers with the minimum information needed to effectively manage the natural resources of their parks:

Last updated: June 8, 2018