Since 2008, NRCAs have been completed for more than 220 parks and these will largely conclude by 2020 and be replaced with an updated format. Parks with questions about your current NRCA, please contact your NRCA Regional Coordinator.
Completed Traditional NRCA Reports
Legacy Guidance and Templates
Traditional NRCAs follow a common set of national guidelines and requirements. Within the sideboards established by that guidance, parks and study investigators have substantial flexibility—and are encouraged to be innovative—in developing study design details that are a good fit for the park's local circumstances and highest-priority information needs.(Note that departure from these requirements requires prior approval from NRCA program leads at region and national office levels—see list of contacts.)
- Standard NRCA General Guidance (Updated 2017)
- Standard Chapter 1: Word Document (.docx) or PDF
- NRCA Report Template - a formatted Word Document with styles set for use by authors.
- Air Resources Division Planning Resources
Additional background information on using ecological frameworks and assigning reference conditions and values.
Last updated: February 25, 2022