National Parks Traveler – Government Shutdown Snaps One Of The Longest Monitoring Studies In The National Parks

Shenandoah National Park, which protects more than 200,000 acres in the mountains of Virginia, is famous for its recreation opportunities, scenic vistas, and wildlife viewing. The park is also home to one of the longest continuous monitoring studies in the National Park System, a research initiative interrupted by the government shutdown. No sampling has been undertaken in more than three weeks – the longest data gap in the entire project.

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