Natural resource inventories are a documentation of the condition of plant, animal, or other natural resources. They can include a list of existing species, a count of the number of each species, or a dataset of existing conditions, like air quality. They provide a baseline that can be compared to later assessments to see if conditions are improving or degrading. Sometimes they provide information about the location of plant or animal communities.
Baseline inventories are administered by the National Inventory and Monitoring Division for twelve core areas which are listed below. For more information, see the national inventory program information page.
Additional Inventory Resources
Climate Inventory and Monitoring
A misty morning for monitoring on Rattlesnake Island near Fort Matanzas National Monument.
An eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) just before being rescued from the road at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.
Violet coral (Clavaria zollingeri) at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
|Air Quality Related Values||Completed|
|Baseline Water Quality||Completed|
|Natural Resource Bibliography||Completed|
|Species Status and Abundance||Completed|
|Vegetation Mapping Inventory||In Progress|
|Water Body Location and Classification||Completed|
Last updated: March 7, 2018