Inventory & Monitoring Program

To "improve park management through greater reliance on scientific knowledge" the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program collects, organizes, and makes available natural resource data contributing to the parks' institutional knowledge by facilitating the transformation of data into information through analysis, synthesis, and modeling. The Pacific Island Network (PACN) is one of 32 National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring networks of national parks linked by geography and shared natural resource characteristics.

Though quite recent in origin, the Pacific Islands I & M Program has already added significant knowledge of species presence and biodiversity of marine environments of the Pacific parks. The illustrated species checklists with links to the right are but a "tip of the iceberg" of the knowledge accumulated in just the past few years. With this new information park managers have a new ability to preserve and enjoy these significant park resources.

In the '80s Western Region park managers lobbied long to get this I & M program started. An example of the many arguments for the program is this brief opinion piece presented as a part of a forum at the George Wright Society.

Link to the Pacific Island Network Inventory and Monitoring Program web page.

Link to the National Park Service Inventorying and Monitoring web page.

The Pacific Island Network Inventory and Monitoring Program
Marine Invertebrates
Kalaupapa
Nat'l Hist Park
Fishes
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
Fishes
Kalaupapa

Nat'l Hist Park
Higher Plants & Ferns
Kaloko-Honokohau

Nat'l Hist. Park
Plants
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
Fishes of
Kaloko-Honokohau
Nat'l Hist. Park
Birds of
Kaloko-Honokohau
Nat'l Hist. Park
Mammals & Herps of
Kaloko-Honokohau
Nat'l Hist. Park
Marine Invertebrates of
Kaloko-Honokohau
Nat'l Hist. Park

Links to Illustrated Species Checklists--

Haleakala National Park:
Checklist of the Higher Plants and Ferns
Checklist of the Birds

National Park of American Samoa:
Checklist of the Fishes
Checklist of the Corals
Checklist of the Marine Invertebrates
Checklist of the Higher Plants and Ferns
Checklist of the Birds

Kalaupapa National Historical Park:
Checklist of the Fishes
Checklist of the Marine Invertebrates
Checklist of the Higher Plants and Ferns
Checklist of the Birds

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Checklist of the Fishes
Checklist of the Marine Invertebrates
Checklist of the Mammals and Herps
Checklist of the Birds
Checklist of the Higher Plants and Ferns

War In The Pacific National Historical Park
Checklist of the Corals
Checklist of the Fishes

Kalaupapa
Herbarium

photographs
Marine Invertebrates,
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
Plants of
Kalaupapa
Nat'l Hist. Park
Corals
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
Atlas
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
University of Hawaii -
National Park Service
Birds
Nat'l Park

of Am Samoa
Birds of
Kalaupapa
Nat'l Hist. Park
Birds of
Haleakala
National Park
Plants of
Haleakala
National Park
Corals
War In The Pacific Nat'l Hist Park
Fishes
War In The Pacific Nat'l Hist Park