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.

 
Report to Congress 2011

2011 Report to Congress (5809 KB PDF)
For a brief look at FY 2011 activities and accomplishments, download the summary piece, Preserving America's Special Places: Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Program Highlights (905 KB PDF).

 
Report to Congress 2010
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).
 
Report to Congress 2009
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.
 
Report to Congress 2008

2008 Report to Congress (2883 KB PDF)

 
Report to Congress 2007
2007 Report to Congress (4915 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2006
2006 Report to Congress (8805 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2005
2005 Report to Congress (7349 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2004
2004 Report to Congress (3797 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2003
2003 Report to Congress (2182 KB PDF)

 
Report to Congress 2002
2002 Report to Congress (1193 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2001
2001 Report to Congress (2157 KB PDF)
 
Report to Congress 2000
2000 Report to Congress (2568 KB PDF)

Last updated: April 11, 2016