is devoted to assisting park staff with:
Performing resource inventories
Advising on the planning process
appropriate tools to effectively conserve natural resources
Stewardship Planning Process Objectives
Compile existing resource information and
collect field data on boundaries, wildlife, soils, water resources, cultural resources, geologic and
paleontological resources, wetlands and vegetation (including rare plants and
noxious weeds) as a comprehensive resource knowledge base.
Summarize existing conditions of the natural and cultural resources within the park and suggest a desired future condition for each
Identify specific impacts, influences and
threats to the natural resources.
Provide a prioritized set of management
recommendations and suggestions for park staff, consultants or other agencies to do specific work, over a specified period.
Suggest specific stewardship goals and
objectives to apply over the next five years, as well as a zoning scheme for the
park based on ecological sensitivity. Objectives will be incorporated into the
park's next general management plan to ensure protection of resources.
Provide implementation advice for the use of a Geographic Information System
(GIS) as a resource planning and monitoring tool.