USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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National Park Service

This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Involves indigenous communities: 
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Spring Index to support field season planning at WICR

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield uses the USA-NPN spring forecast/historical products to determine when green-up occurred to help plan that years long term monitoring field work at different parks.

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.