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					The Natural Resource Publication Series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Park Service
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Information on Two Report Series: the National NRR and NRTR
By Jason Bennett


What are the NRR and NRTR?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       National Park Service
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 The Natural Resource Report (NRR) and the Natural Resource Technical Report (NRTR) are two of five series within the
 NPS Natural Resource Publications Series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mojave Desert Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vital Signs Monitoring Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Annotated Checklist of Vascular Flora
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 Natural Resource Reports are the designated medium for disseminating high priority, current natural resource management                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Natural Resources Report NPS/MOJN/NRR—2008/057
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 information and are often organized into chapters. Examples of the diverse array of reports published in this series include:
 vital signs monitoring plans, data management plans, monitoring protocols, natural resource condition assessments, and
 annual reports of resource programs or divisions of the Natural Resource Program Center.

 Natural Resource Technical Reports disseminate peer reviewed results of scientific studies in the physical, biological, and
 social sciences for both the advancement of science and the achievement of the National Park Service’s mission. The NRTR
 typically follows the “Introduction - Methods - Results - Discussion” type organization that is standard for many scientific
 journal publications and technical reports. Current examples include: annual data summaries, inventory reports, monitoring
 reports, and species status reports.

 Manuscripts must adhere to a set of minimum standards and are peer-reviewed to ensure that information is scientifically
 credible, technically accurate, appropriately written for the intended audience, and designed and published in a professional
 manner.


How do I publish a report in the series?
 1. Prepare your manuscript using style/                                                                                  2. Submit draft manuscript and the NRPM                                         3. Once comments by peer reviewers are                                                                                                          4. The report will be reviewed by NRPC                                                                                                                                              5. Enter report citation in NatureBib and
    formatting standards, templates and ex-                                                                                  Manuscript Submittal Form to an NPS                                             incorporated and the report has been                                                                                                            staff for formatting standards. Com-                                                                                                                                                upload report as a PDF to NatureBib.
    amples found on the NRPM home page.                                                                                      key official who will oversee the publica-                                      approved for publication by the key                                                                                                             ments will be returned along with the                                                                                                                                               Write the NatureBib bibkey and Nature-
    Contributors (authors) are responsible                                                                                   tion and peer review process. For I&M                                           official, submit a draft of the report to                                                                                                       series number. Incorporate comments                                                                                                                                                 Bib URL in the submittal form and sub-
    for using the correct format and style as                                                                                funded reports, the Regional I&M                                                the Natural Resource Program Center                                                                                                             made by reviewer.                                                                                                                                                                   mit to the NRPC. Your report will be
    well as incorporating comments from                                                                                      Coordinator usually serves as the key                                           (NRPC) in Fort Collins and request a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                added to the series listing webpage.
    peer reviewers. The NPS does not have                                                                                    official or delegates this responsibility.                                      series number.
    the funding to hire editors for these
    series.
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The Natural Resource Publications Management Website                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assessment of Wetland Communities at Isle Royale
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Series submittal
                                    Step-by-step instructions, examples, and templates for preparing, submitting, and publishing reports in these two series are available on the                                                                                                                                                                                                           procedures and
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                                    Natural Resource Publications Management website at: http://www.nature.nps.gov/publications/NRPM/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        guidance were                                                                                                                                                                A Study Plan to Inventory Vascular Plants and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     White-tailed Deer Monitoring at Pea Ridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     National Military Park, Arkansas: 2008 Status
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Report

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Greater Yellowstone Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Climate of 2007

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Camas Monitoring at Nez Perce National Historical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Park and Big Hole National Battlefield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2008 Annual Status Report

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            A History of Saguaro Cactus Monitoring in
                                                                                                                                           Winter Air Quality in Yellowstone National Park                                                                                                                                                                                                   Data and Information Management Plan
  Bird Monitoring at Arkansas Post National                    A Survey of Stream Amphibian Species Composition                            2007 - 2008                                                      Saguaro National Park, 1939–2007                                                         Protocol for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants                                      Arctic Network Inventory & Monitoring Program
  Memorial, Arkansas: 2007 Status Report                       and Distribution in the North Cascades National Park                        Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NRPC/ARD/NRTR—2008/139     Natural Resource Report NPS/SODN/NRR—2009/093
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Authors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jason Bennett
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