I&M Network Based Surveys

The NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program (I&M) is responsible for establishing baseline natural resource inventories for select units of the National Park System, and paleontological resource data and information is an important component of the program. As of January 2012, after a ten year effort, Paleontological Resource Inventory Summary Reports have been completed for all 32 I&M networks.

Completed Network Summaries
  • Appalachian Highlands Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2008
  • Arctic Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Central Alaska Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2011
  • Chihuahuan Desert Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2007
  • Cumberland Piedmont Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2004
  • Great Lakes Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Greater Yellowstone Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2003
  • Gulf Coast Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2007
  • Heartland Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Klamath Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Mediterranean Coast Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2003
  • Mid-Atlantic Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2006
  • Mojave Desert Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2004
  • National Capital Region Paleontologica Resource Summary Report, 2004
  • North Coast and Cascades Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2003
  • Northeast Temperate Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2010
  • Northern Colorado Plateau Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2002
  • Northern Great Plains Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2011
  • Pacific Islands Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2007
  • Rocky Mountain Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2004
  • San Francisco Bay Area Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2008
  • Sierra Nevada Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2007
  • Sonoran Desert Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • South Florida/Caribbean Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2010
  • Southeast Alaska Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2010
  • Southeast Alaska Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Southeast Coast Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Southern Colorado Plateau Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2009
  • Southern Plains Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2003
  • Southwest Alaska Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2003
  • Upper Columbia Basin Network Paleontological Resource Summary Report, 2005