Aquatic Ecology

A cool water stream in Catoctin Mountain Park
A cool water stream in Catoctin Mountain Park.



The Aquatic Ecologist provides technical assistance for management and protection of aquatic resources in both the National Capital and Northeast Regions. These aquatic resources include streams, wetlands, floodplains, riparian corridors, and groundwater systems and the organisms that inhabit them.

The aquatic ecologist supports water resource preservation, protection, and management through research and partnerships and provides integration across ecoregions, states, and watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay. She also supports parks in complying with the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and total maximum daily load limits for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment.


Contact 202-339-8300 for more information. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).



Reference material on the natural resources of the National Parks in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (geographic extent of this collection). This collection is not exhaustive.

Source: Data Store Collection 3755. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: October 29, 2020