Inventory & Monitoring Networks and Parks

The Network Concept

Across the country, more than 280 parks with significant natural resources have been grouped into 32 "networks." Network boundaries are based on geography and the natural resource characteristics parks have in common.

Parks within each of the networks work together to plan, design, and conduct inventories and long-term monitoring. Today, all I&M networks collect, analyze, and provide park managers with reliable scientific information about key park resources, known as "vital signs."

Information gathered by Inventory & Monitoring networks is shared widely. Network staff produce technical reports, resource briefs, and journal publications, and each network has a website. Use the map below to start visiting network sites, or use the Network Explorer.
Clickable map of Inventory and Monitoring Networks Greater Yellowstone Network    Gulf Coast Network    Southwest Alaska Network    Mojave Desert Network    Sierra Nevada Network    Klamath Network    San Francisco Bay Network    Sonoran Desert Network    North Coast & Cascades Network    Northern Colorado Plateau Network    Mediterranean Network    Rocky Mountain Network    Alaska Region I&M Office    Southeast Alaska Network    Central Alaska Network    Arctic Network    Heartland Network        Southern Plains Network    Northeast Coastal & Barrier Network    Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network    Great Lakes Network    National Capital Region Network    Cumberland / Piedmont Network    Southeast Coast Network    Appalachian Highlands Network    Pacific Islands Network    Appalachian Highlands Network    South Florida / Caribbean Network     National Capital Region Network     Southern Colorado Plateau Network    Mid Atlantic Network    Mid Atlantic Network    Northeast Temperate Network    Upper Columbia Basin Network    Northern Great Plains Network

I&M network boundaries are based on geography and natural resource characteristics. Click on a network to visit its website.

Last updated: October 4, 2018