Park Science is a research and resource management journal of the U.S. National Park Service. It reports the implications of recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management, and policy. Articles translate scientific findings into usable knowledge for park planning and the development of management practices for natural resources and visitor enjoyment.
A timeline of the first 100 years of science and natural resource management in the national parks
Water quality in Yellowstone
Contaminated with heavy metals for over 80 years, Soda Butte Creek was recently recommended for removal from Montana’s impaired waters list.
Reintroduction of endangered beach pea
Best practices for successful reintroduction of this long-lived plant species as revealed by the multiyear experiment.
Measuring a mountain's natural resources
Members of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative measure the ecological health of one of San Francisco Bay Area's natural treasures.
Adapting to change in Hawai'i Volcanoes
Natural resource managers at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park study how climate change will alter plant distributions in the park.
Changes in leafcutter ant populations
A social insect biologist analyzes longtime environmental impacts on population size and survival.