A Google map of Point data should be displayed here.
- Click on a blue marker in the map to access the vital signs data page for that stream.
- Click your park unit in the left menu to access its overview page, or click on the park boundary polygon in the map.
VITAL SIGNS FOR SALMON SURVIVAL
In north coastal California national parks, the exact nature of the linkages between abiotic drivers and their direct and indirect effect on habitats and species of concern is poorly understood. In addition, the question of climate change is of increasing concern. Numerous long-term data sets are being collected or acquired by the parks as part of the National Park Service's Vital Signs Monitoring Program
, including air temperature, fog distribution, precipitation, stream flow and stream temperature, vegetation, ocean conditions, and salmon populations.
The U.S. Geological Survey
is collaborating with the NPS to:
- Compile and standardize data,
- Detect temporal and spatial trends across park networks,
- Evaluate relationships among the various datasets,
- Use statistical analyses to show the strength of the relationships and how they differ across regions,
- Use system dynamics-based models to integrate the interactions among multiple drivers to influence salmon populations.