Inventory and Monitoring at Devils Tower National Monument

Three biologists record plants along a measuring tape in a grassy area with pine trees and a stone tower in the background
Plant community monitoring near Devils Tower

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Devils Tower National Monument is located in northeastern Wyoming. The primary feature of the park is the 867 ft tall igneous rock monolith towering over the landscape. Also known as Bear Lodge, the Tower is sacred to the Lakota and over 20 tribes.

Management and protection of the Tower is the primary natural resource issue for the park. The monument is a premier crack climbing site with several thousand climbers summiting the Tower each year. Without proper management, climbing could impact vegetation and soil, as well as peregrine falcon nesting. Other noteworthy natural resources in the park include the Belle Fourche River, associated riparian forests, and a 40-acre prairie dog colony.

We monitor landbirds, plant communities, water quality, and weather and climate at this park.

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Reports and Publications

Read more about our work at this park in the resource briefs (short summaries), protocols (monitoring procedures), monitoring reports (detailed results), or inventories (assessments and lists of natural resources) below.

Resource Briefs

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2345. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Protocols

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2346. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Monitoring Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2347. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Inventories

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3377. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: August 20, 2018