Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment Program
The IMAP support team, located at Natural Resources Division in Sacramento and Service Centers statewide, is composed of professional biologists and technical experts who are responsible for:
- Assisting park staff in the selection of study methods, development of study designs, and collection of natural resource data in state parks;
- Working closely with universities and state and federal agencies to coordinate collection of natural resources data;
- Developing databases and geographic information systems for assessment of park natural resources data; and,
- Providing assistance with data analysis.
The elements of IMAP include:
- Program Basics
A detailed description of the Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment Program.
- IMAP Implementation
Describes how to develop an IMAP plan for a unit, how to select field methods and prepare a sampling design for inventory and monitoring, data analysis techniques, and presents results from IMAP pilot projects at Chino Hills State Park and Wilder Ranch State Park.
- Data Management
Describes the IMAP approach to databases and file directories, geographical information systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and sources of spatial data.
- Help / Training
Frequently asked questions, discussion board of hot IMAP topics, listings of training opportunities, health and safety tips for field work, and useful links to other websites.
- IMAP Support Team Members
Contacts for the IMAP.
- IMAP Latest News
Latest news and announcements from the IMAP.