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Accession Number PB2013-108482
Title Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment.
Publication Date Jul 2011
Media Count 195p
Personal Author A. J. Garringer D. D. Diamond G. M. Annis L. F. Elliott M. D. DeBacker
Abstract In accordance with National Park Service requirements, staff with the Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership and the Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network conducted a natural resource condition assessment (NRCA) for Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (WICR). NRCA's are intended to provide a synthesized assessment of current conditions in the park. The NCRA for WICR builds on methods developed for a similar effort for Effigy Mounds National Monument. Basic elements of the methodology include (1) reliance on a framework of essential ecological attributes provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, (2) development of a list of resource types, indicators, and attributes for assessment, and (3) application of assessments by reporting unit, including park wide, major terrestrial landscapes types, and major streams and tributaries. Current condition was assigned to indicators based on contemporary data and management targets were defined based on best available information, which ranged from quantitative sampling data to expert opinion.
Keywords Air quality
Aquatic resources
National parks
Natural resources management
Threat assessment
Water quality
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield(WICR)

Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
91L - Recreation
48D - Forestry
Corporate Author National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Natural resource rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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