Natural Resource Condition Assessments are a multi-disciplinary synthesis of existing scientific data and knowledge, from multiple sources, to help answer the question:
what are current conditions for important park natural resources? The objective of the project is to provide a snapshot-in-time
evaluation of resource condition status for an important subset of park natural resources.
Project findings, which include a written report and accompanying map products, will help individual Park managers:
ï¿½ Develop near-term management priorities (how to allocate limited staff and funding resources); ï¿½ Engage in watershed or landscape scale partnership and education efforts; ï¿½ Conduct park planning (e.g., General Management Plan, Resource Stewardship Strategy); ï¿½ Report program performance (e.g.
Department of Interiorï¿½s Strategic Plan ï¿½land healthï¿½ goals, NPS Directorï¿½s State of the Parks reports).
The parks that are part of this natural resources condition assessment are Grand Portage National Monument, Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Voyageurs National Park, and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in Minnesota and Wisconsin.