National Park Service
Mountain meadow with with yellow flowers and rocky peaks Grand Teton National Park Monument Rocks Natural Area Hikers ascending Half Dome using cables. NPS Photo. Joshua Trees

Feature: I&M Video Series

Park Rangers monitoring resources Inventory & Monitoring Video Series

The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program collects, organizes, and communicates natural resource science and research in national parks. These videos invite you to explore examples of inventory and monitoring research in national parks and understand our relationship to the natural world to promote protection of these places for future generations. Learn more »

Science in Your National Parks

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast sawgrass prairies of the Everglades. To safeguard these treasures, the National Park Service combines the best available science with innovative education and stewardship programs, such as Biodiversity Discovery, the Climate Change Youth Initiative, and Geoscientists-in-Parks.

We encourage you to "Explore Nature." Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.

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Other Resources

Park Science

Saguaro National Park

Summer issue: Applied research in parks

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Park ranger and intern taking water quality samples

Statistics for national park lakes and streams

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There & Back Again

Humpback Whale

Migratory species in national parks

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Photos & Multimedia

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Find photos, videos, podcasts, and more

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Last Updated: October 04, 2012