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Antietam National Battlefield: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Habitats were defined as being managed for natural resource values or agricultural values, and were in good condition overall. Those managed for natural resources were in fair condition. Forests were... More > in fair condition, with high cover of exotic plants and large deer populations balanced by good bird diversity and continuous forest cover. Wetlands and waterways were also in fair condition, with good pH and buffering capacity but high nutrients and low stream biological diversity. Grasslands were in poor condition, due to large deer populations, low bird diversity, and patchy nature. Habitats managed for agricultural values were in good condition overall. Croplands were in good condition, with good adoption of best management practices (BMPs) but also with large deer populations. Pastures were also in very good condition with very good adoption of BMPs.< Less
Monocacy National Battlefield: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Habitats within Monocacy National Battlefield Park were defined as being either managed for natural resource values or managed for agricultural values. A habitat map was created and desired/degraded... More > conditions were defined for each habitat. Metrics were then assigned to these habitat types, compared to established thresholds, leading to the condition assessment of each habitat. Habitats in Monocacy National Battlefield are in good condition overall.< Less
Manassas National Battlefield: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Habitats within Manassas National Battlefield Park were defined as being managed for natural resource values. A habitat map was created and desired/degraded conditions were defined for each of the... More > three defined habitats. Metrics were then assigned to these habitat types, compared to established thresholds, leading to the condition assessment of each habitat. Habitats in Manassas National Battlefield Park are in fair condition overall. Forests were in good condition, with low forest interior area and large deer populations balanced by good bird diversity and continuous forest cover. Wetlands and waterways were also in good condition, with good pH, buffering capacity, and dissolved oxygen but high phosphate and degraded stream biological diversity. Grasslands were in fair condition, with large contiguous areas but large deer populations and low bird diversity.< Less
Assateague Island National Seashore: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Assateague Island National Seashore with lands and waters in Maryland and Virginia receives some two million visitors per year. After determining key habitats on Assateague Island, potential... More > indicators were identified and data sourced. Attainment of reference condition was assessed for each metric and summarized by habitat and ultimately for the whole park. Based on these key findings, management recommendations were developed. Overall, the natural resources of Assateague Island National Seashore were assessed to be in fair condition. While salt marsh, forest and shrubland habitats were assessed to be in degraded condition, inland wetlands, dunes and grasslands were assessed as fair, bay subtidal and mudflats, beach and intertidal to be in good condition and Atlantic subtidal to be in very good condition.< Less

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