NRCAs have provided parks with credible resource condition data used in developing Resource Stewardship Strategies, Vulnerability Assessments, and other reporting tools. Ad hoc uses of NRCA study findings have also occurred for things such as park special-use permit reviews and preparation of General Management Plans.
General Guidance and Templates for Download
Traditional NRCAs follow a common set of national guidelines and requirements. Within the sideboards established by that guidance, parks and study investigators have substantial flexibility—and are encouraged to be innovative—in developing study design details that are a good fit for the park's local circumstances and highest-priority information needs.(Note that departure from these requirements requires prior approval from NRCA program leads at region and national office levels—see list of contacts.)
- Standard NRCA General Guidance (Updated 2017)
- Standard Chapter 1: Word Document (.docx) or PDF
- NRCA Report Template - a formatted Word Document with styles set for use by authors.
- Air Resources Division Planning Resources
Additional background information on using ecological frameworks and assigning reference conditions and values.
Completed NRCA Reports
Alaska Region: James Lawler
Intermountain Region: Dave Vana-Miller
Midwest Region: Carmen Thomson
National Capital Region: Patrick Campbell
Northeast Region: Bill Thompson
Pacific West Region: Marsha Davis
Southeast Region: Dale McPherson
Washington Office NRCA Program Lead: Jeff Albright
Washington Office FCA Lead: Tammy Cook
Washington Office NRCA Publication Team: Michelle Banowetz, Lindsey Marshall, Alyssa McGinnity, and Jen Strona
Last updated: February 19, 2020