What lives in the park now, and how can we make sure it will thrive in the future? Research and monitoring help us understand what’s happening with our most sensitive plants and animals and the park’s overall health. This information helps us make decisions that balance recreational needs with those of the plants and animals we care for.
Explore the links below to learn more, including program highlights, resource summaries, and long-term records.
Natural Resource Management
The Natural Resources division works to understand and care for the abundant natural treasures found at Pinnacles.
The Inventory & Monitoring Program tracks long term trends in the park's natural resources by focusing on a suite of ecological indicators.
Pacific Coast Science & Learning Center
Research Learning Centers are field stations for many collaborative research activities and hands-on learning experiences.
Explore the 32 Inventory and Monitoring networks at different National Parks across the country.
Last updated: April 18, 2019