National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast prairies of the Everglades. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.
Science in Your National Parks
Building a Foundation for Conservation
Learn about parks that contain some of the most significant examples of terrestrial Mediterranean-type ecosystems anywhere in the world.
In Order to Care, Know What's There
Learn how park scientists collect information on plants, water, air, birds, and climate in the Sonoran Desert.
Protecting parks in the Pacific
Explore the National Park Service's only island network which spans thousands of miles in the tropics of the Pacific Ocean.
Protecting the Habitat of Our Heritage
Learn the stories of the animals and plants, streams, woodlands and prairies of our nation's heartland.
Ongoing Ecological Monitoring
Park science in the National Capital Inventory & Monitoring Network
Research Learning Centers
RLCs are places where science and education come together. There are eighteen across the country, find one near you.