The National Park Service combines the best available science with innovative education and stewardship programs to safeguard our nation’s most treasured landscapes. Each park has a natural resource, cultural resource, and interpretation and education division with stafff that work to protect the park's resources and values.
The goal of the Natural Resource Management Division is to understand, measure, and improve the health of park ecosystems by protecting native species and their habitats, providing leadership for a healthy environment, and connecting parks to protected areas and parks to people.
The goal of the Interpretation and Education Division is to provide services, such as curriculum, fun and games, Junior Ranger programs, and educational media, to visitors that increase their enjoyment and understanding of the parks, and to allow visitors to care about the parks on their own terms.
The Mediterranean Coast Network Inventory and Monitoring (MEDN I&M) Program is one of 32 National Park Service I&M Networks across the country established to facilitate collaboration, information sharing, and economies of scale in natural resource monitoring.
The Southern California Research Learning Center (SCRLC) is one of 20 Research Learning Centers that encourages the sharing of scientific information about the parks, facilitates research efforts, and provides opportunities for the public education. The parks are also fortunate to have the support of numerous partner organizations.
Click on a link below to learn more about each of these programs.