Inventory & Monitoring at Manassas National Battlefield Park

A trio of scientists stands near a forest pool. One takes notes while the others survey.
Monitoring amphibians in a seasonal forest wetland (vernal pool). Photo: NPS/Paradis

To help protect park natural resources like forests, streams, and wildlife, a team of National Park Service scientists with the National Capital Region Inventory & Monitoring Network (NCRN I&M) is continually assessing conditions at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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Ongoing NCRN monitoring of forest vegetation occurs at 19 plots spread throughout forested areas of Manassas. At these plots the trees, shrubs, vines, and specific non-woody plants are identified to group or species, and trees are measured and labeled. Any evidence of deer browse on trees or shrubs is noted. Diseases and pests are also noted along with targeted invasive plant species. Fallen and standing woody debris (that provides essential habitat to many types of wildlife) is also monitored.

The NCRN also monitors water quality every other month in Youngs Branch. Water is tested for levels of dissolved oxygen, pH, acid neutralizing capacity, salinity/specific conductance, total nitrate, total phosphorus, and water temperature. NCRN I&M also measures stream width, depth, flow, and discharge.
A set of continuous water loggers also measure conductivity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and water level.

NCRN monitored aquatic macroinvertebrates, fish, and stream physical habitat between 2008 and 2013. Amphibians in vernal pools are also monitored every spring.
NCRN also monitors forest birds twice each year (at 24 plots) in Manassas's forest areas. Since 2014, NCRN has also monitored birds three times a year within the park's grasslands.

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Publications and Other Information

Resource Briefs

A quick and easy look at NCRN monitoring data or notable natural resource issues at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Air & Climate

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1360. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Amphibians

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1345. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Birds

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1351. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Vegetation

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1490. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Stream Biology

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1369. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water & Other Vital Signs

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1378. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Reports

In-depth research on natural resources along the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Air & Climate

Source: Data Store Collection 3832. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Amphibians

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2583 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Birds

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2584 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Vegetation

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2587 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Geology & Fossils

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1298 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Small Mammals

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2588 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Soil Data

Source: Data Store Collection 301 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Stream Biology & Fish

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2589 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water Quality

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2592 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

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    Last updated: May 17, 2018