Reports to Congress
Science "is the compass that guides our management actions and illuminates complex issues."—NPS Director Jon Jarvis
When the Natural Resource Challenge was established, Congress requested that the National Park Service report on what the Service accomplished with those funds. In response, the National Park Service sent an annual report to Congress detailing accomplishments relating to the Natural Resource Challenge and other funds.
The report was compiled from material submitted by parks, regions, networks, and Washington program offices. Explore past reports to learn how the National Park Service is working to protect our nation's natural resources.
2011 Report to Congress (5809 KB PDF)
2010 Report to Congress (6099 KB PDF)
For a brief look at FY 2010 activities and accomplishments, download the summary piece, Stewardship for the Future: Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Program Highlights (744 KB PDF).
2009 Report to Congress (4716 KB PDF)
For a brief look at FY 2009 activities and accomplishments from the first decade of the Natural Resource Challenge, download the summary piece, Rising to the Challenge: Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Program Highlights (726 KB PDF) that describes the accomplishments resulting from the first decade of the Natural Resource Challenge.
2008 Report to Congress (2883 KB PDF)
2007 Report to Congress (4915 KB PDF)
2006 Report to Congress (8805 KB PDF)
2005 Report to Congress (7349 KB PDF)
2004 Report to Congress (3797 KB PDF)
2003 Report to Congress (2182 KB PDF)
2002 Report to Congress (1193 KB PDF)
2001 Report to Congress (2157 KB PDF)
2000 Report to Congress (2568 KB PDF)
Last updated: April 11, 2016