Species and systems can be saved if we reduce stressors and help them adapt; doing so requires knowledge and new tools; knowledge requires research. Targeted research needs have been identified by the National Park Service.
A priority project in this category is:
- Coastal Vulnerability Research Coastal Vulnerability Research
Knowledge of ocean water levels is important to the operations of NPS coastal parks, but few parks have tide gauges within or near their boundaries. Current pilot projects, carried out with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), need to be extended.