Inventory & Monitoring at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

A man sits near a stream to enter data into a tablet computer.
Downloading water data from continuous loggers. Photo: NPS

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

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Ongoing monitoring of forest vegetation occurs at 6 plots spread throughout Wolf Trap's forest areas. 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.

NCRN I&M also monitors water quality every other month in Courthouse Creek and Wolf Trap Creek. Water is tested for levels of dissolved oxygen, pH, acid neutralizing capacity, salinity/specific conductance, total nitrate, total phosphorus, and temperature. NCRN I&M also measures stream width, depth, flow, and discharge. A set of continuous water loggers in Rock Creek below Dumbarton Oaks also measure conductivity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and water level. In 2008 and 2013, I&M monitored aquatic macroinvertebrates, fish, and stream physical habitat in streams throughout the park.

I&M also monitors forest birds twice each year at 6 plots in Wolf Trap's forested areas.

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Publications and Other Information

Resource Briefs

A quick and easy look at NCRN monitoring data or notable natural resource issues in Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Air & Climate

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1365. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Amphibians

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1266 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Birds

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1356. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Forest Vegetation

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1495. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Stream Biology

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1374. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water & Other Vital Signs

Source: Data Store Saved Search 1383. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Reports

In-depth research on natural resources at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Air & Climate

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

Amphibians & Reptiles

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 Saved Search 1336 (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 25, 2018