Natural Resource Condition Assessment Program

The Natural Resource Condition Assessment (NRCA) Program evaluates the condition of natural resources in parks. Condition assessments document current conditions, evaluate trends, identify critical data gaps. Project findings provide credible science to assist park managers with planning, management, and stewardship activities.

Exposed rock hillsides above Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Condition Assessments by Park

NRCA products by park.

Ducks walking
Condition Assessment Guidance

Guidance and templates for Natural Resource Condition Assessments.

Tiny sprouting vegetation on the forest floor
Condition Assessment News

News and articles about Natural Resource Condition Assessments.

orange and red fall foliage and grey rocks
Traditional NRCA Reports (2008-2021)

Legacy NRCA reports and guidance.

Last updated: October 16, 2023


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