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Spring Onset Advancing Across NPS
Spring has already advanced in three-quarters of the 276 parks examined, and half of the parks are experiencing an "extreme" early spring that exceeds 95% of historical conditions as measured by first leaf index and/or first bloom index from indicator plant species.
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Is the timing of spring changing across the NPS?
Gridded Spring Indices (Berkeley Earth, Toby Ault version)
Supports parks in planning field seasons, wildflower viewing - see project brief https://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange/upload/2016-10-26-NPS-Phen-Project-Brief.pdf
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Is the project an example of adaptive management?:
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