Water is an ideal medium for the chemistry of life. In fact, water is the most important feature of our planet. Water is essential to every single living being, from the easiest microorganism to the most complex creature. Water flows through land pretty much as it does through the human body, transporting, dissolving, renewing supplements and natural matter, while diverting waste material.
The Water Resources Division of the National Park service works to conserve, protect and restore water resources in America's national parks. WRD provides assistance, expertise, and guidance for aquatic ecosystem stewardship in national parks.
Service: Appropriate products and services to meet needs...
Quality: delivered efficiently, comprehensively, usefully, and timely...
Competence: in a manner that is professional, analytical, science-based, and credible.
The division provides oversight for Natural Resource Condition Assessments and State of the Parks, which provide park staff with tools to better understand park resources and to make more effective management decisions.
Water Resources Division also provides its services directly to parks through a broad range of programs contained in three branches: