What We Inventory

Natural resource inventories are extensive, point-in-time efforts to determine the location or condition of resources. Sonoran Desert Network inventories assess and document the current condition and knowledge of natural resources in network parks, providing a solid baseline for long-term monitoring and management.

The national Inventory and Monitoring Division provides guidance, funding, and technical assistance for a set of basic natural resource inventories at all parks with significant natural resources. These basic inventories are intended to provide park managers with the minimum information needed to effectively manage the natural resources of their parks: Air Quality Data, Air Quality-Related Values, Base Cartography Data, Climate Inventory, Geologic Resources Inventory, Natural Resources Bibliography, Soil Resources Inventory, Species Lists, Vegetation Inventory, Water Body Location and Classification, and Baseline Water Quality Data.

Last updated: December 27, 2017