Last updated: August 18, 2015
Aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages are monitored annually along 1–3 reaches of selected streams in five parks in the Southern Colorado Plateau Network (SCPN). In this podcast, recorded in October 2010, SCPN aquatic ecologist Stacy Stumpf explains why monitoring aquatic invertebrates helps parks to protect streams.
- 7 minutes, 39 seconds
Since 2007, the Southern Colorado Plateau Inventory and Monitoring Network has been annually monitoring vegetation and soils in national parks on the southern Colorado Plateau, focusing on the ecosystems of greatest concern to park managers. In this podcast, recorded in August 2010, botanist Megan Swan describes the objectives and methods used in monitoring upland vegetation; and George San Miguel, natural resource manager for Mesa Verde National Park, explains why monitoring is important to natural resource management.
- 6 minutes, 4 seconds
Paul Whitefield, natural resource specialist, describes the history and restoration of Heiser Spring at Wupatki National Monument. Recorded in August 2010 and August 2011.
- 8 minutes, 23 seconds