The National Capital Area's Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS) directorate helps develop resource management programs through collaboration and coordination of professional staff in scientific and scholarly research. We also provide technical assistance, analysis, and evaluation of a wide range of resource management issues in biology, ecology, archeology, cultural anthropology, history, and historic preservation. The museum program staff located at the Museum Resource Center cares for museum collections as well as provides support to National Capital Area park units. The Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit fosters strong regional relationships with universities, non-profit organizations, and other federal agencies.

Last updated: July 12, 2021