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National Park Service Remote Sensing Project NPS and HPWREN Collaboration 2006 HPWREN Annual User’s Workshop Ramona, California November 3, 2006
National Park Service 1916 Organic Act established the National Park Service and directed our management purpose – including Science for Parks: “…to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such a manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. ” Science for Parks 1999 - The Natural Resource Challenge – including Parks for Science: The long-term preservation of park natural resources makes parks reservoirs of information of great value to humanity. Thus, in addition to the use of science as a means to improve park management, parks can and should be centers for broad scientific research and inquiry. Research should be facilitated in parks where it can be done without impairing other park values. Parks for Science Research Learning Centers: • Attract non-NPS scientists to conduct research in national parks. • Facilitate scientific study & education by leveraging in-kind and financial partnerships. • Provide grants, logistical support, cooperative studies, and other means of facilitating “Science for Parks” and “Parks for Science. ” Research Learning Centers
California Mediterranean Research Learning Center collaborative efforts with HPWREN to support Park management, monitoring, and education Remote Sensing Project Need: • View the three rocky intertidal area management zones • Provide expanded access to visitors with physical limitations • Collect visitation data at the tidepools • Minimize disturbance to the natural and historical resources Solutions: • Cameras collect images of the 3 rocky intertidal management zones • Cameras collect images to quantify visitation at the tidepools • Wireless system uses existing structures & limits disturbance
Proposed Cabrillo Wireless network Visitor Center HPWREN to Hillcrest Hospital Tidepool Station 1 USCG T-17 Tower Battery Humphrey-SCCOOS Kelp Station Tidepool Station 2
Santa Monica Mountains NRA Hydro-Camera Station Santa Monica Mountains NRA Stream Restoration monitoring real time water chemistry, stream flow, and fish surveys.
California Mediterranean Research Learning Center THANK YOU Remote Sensing Project Partners