Research and Reports
A Petrified Prospectus: Take an in-depth look at the petrified wood specimens of Prince William Forest Park.
Post-Reclamation Water Quality Monitoring at the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine (6 mb - pdf)
1998: Wildlife Management, Baseline Data, Beaver Reintroduction Survey and Management Recommendations. By Dr. Carl H. Ernst and Timothy R. Brophy; Department of Biology at George Mason University. (3MB pdf)
Deer Reports and Surveys
Freshwater sponges have been found in Prince William Forest park! Check out the Freshwater Sponge Study. The National Capitol Region's Inventory and Monitoring team discovered the sponges in 2007 while conducting routine sampling in the park. They identified the species and put together some literature for the park and public. Attached is a resource brief and a full study on the species found at Prince William Forest Park. Thanks to the park, and the park employees, we continue to have the best water quality in Northern Virginia, which I believe is a factor in the presence of this species. We will be conducting more research on this species through the Center of Urban Ecology.
1994: Bat Survey of Prince William Forest Park. By Richard Reynolds, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and John Leffler, Ferrum College. (3.5 MB - pdf)
Endemic Pollution-Sensitive Subterranean Fauna of Vulnerable Habitats in the National Captial Region. By: Benjamin Hutchins Department of Biology, American University And David C. Culver Department of Biology, American University. (3.1 MB - pdf)