For the more information about water resources in the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/water/.


Fisheries Research

Radio tracking Bull Trout in Olympic National Park
Radio tracking Bull Trout in Olympic National Park.

NPS encourages and funds studies in support of the science-based conservation of native fish and sustainable fisheries. Studies of fish population dynamics, community health, aquatic habitat condition and related areas are funded on a competitive basis through Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.

Some studies are conducted in cooperation with state and other federal partners, universities, or through private contractors. Independent research compatible with NPS policies and objectives are encouraged and managed through a permit system.

Last Updated: June 21, 2013