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Monitoring

We maintain a robust long- and short-term ecological monitoring program to support mission activities, drive impact analyses, and inform management decisions.

Contact  

  • Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
  • P.O. Box 1663 MS K491
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-3792

LANL biologists implement various monitoring programs to protect wildlife and support different objectives of the biological resources program.

  • Compliance Monitoring: Threatened and endangered species surveys are required and conducted under the LANL Habitat Management Plan and our federal permits for the federally protected species.
  • Long-term Monitoring: Long-term data sets allow LANL biologists to make inferences about population and biodiversity trends through time and space to assess LANL’s impact on wildlife.
  • Short-term Monitoring: Short-term datasets are often required to answer specific research questions and provide targeted management recommendations.