What We Inventory

Natural resource inventories identify the presence of natural resources in parks, and assess and document their current condition. Such inventories allow comparison of existing conditions to the natural or desired state of parks and provide a solid baseline for long-term monitoring and making scientifically sound management decisions.

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Species Lists

Generate your own species list for plants and animals in San Francisco Bay Area National Parks.

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Inventory Reports

Discover the details of natural resources inventories that have been conducted in San Francisco Bay Area Network parks.

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Basic Resource Inventories

The Inventory & Monitoring Program identified a suite of inventories to serve as a common starting point for natural resource monitoring.

Last updated: August 16, 2018