Science & Research
National parks are outdoor laboratories for studying ecological processes. As potentially adverse impacts of human activities on the globe have become more widely recognized, national parks have become the best indicators of ecological effects of anthropic perturbations such as air pollution and climate change. Resource specialists and researchers develop sound technical information on park resources. Our knowledge of nature in Shenandoah would be minimal if it were not for these people. The National Park Service, in turn, is positioned to actively manage those resources and to participate in broader regional conservation programs. Learn about the work that we do and become a steward of our shared resources.
Rock Outcrop Management
Learn how the Park studies and manages rock outcrops and the closures that are in effect to protect these fragile places for the future.
Cool streams provide habitat for species such as brook trout. Fisheries management protects resources and allows for recreational fishing.
Nonnative Species Management
Resource specialists take action when nonnative species are known or suspected to cause harmful damage to natural systems.
Last updated: December 11, 2017