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.
Wildflower phenology monitoring
Scientists and outreach coordinators compare several approaches to monitoring wildflower phenology at Mount Rainier National Park.
Coral spawning at Dry Tortugas
A collaborative dive team observes the annual reproductive spawning event of protected corals in Florida's most remote park.
Grand Canyon's busy corridor trails
Articles analyze the history of the corridor trails, understanding day use, the rise of canyoneering, and preventive search and rescue.
Preventing the spread of WNS
A cave researcher tests backcountry protocols for decontaminating clothing and equipment of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.
Assessing trail drainage features
A reliable field process for evaluating the effectiveness of drainage features in making trails sustainable.
Sea-level rise inundation scenarios
Researchers project sea-level rise and inundation possibilities for South Florida national parks,
STARFire: Fire management analysis tool
The system integrates risk analysis, fuel treatment, and program preparedness and analysis as measures of return on investment.