What We Do

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. WRD provides its services through a broad range of programs in the areas of fisheries, information management, hydrology, ocean & coastal resources, wetlands, water quality, and water rights.

WRD is a team of scientists dedicated to preserving the planet’s most important resource.
WRD values:
Service: Appropriate products and services to meet park needs...
Quality: delivered efficiently, comprehensively, usefully, and timely...
Competence: in a manner that is professional, analytical, science-based, and credible.

The Water Resources Division supports National Parks through a diverse range of interdisciplinary programs:

Last updated: February 2, 2018