Research Priorities for Biological Resources

Prioritysort icon Description Location
Community science

Develop a community science monitoring program for Golden Gate NRA.

Dogs and wildlife

Study the effects of pending new dog regulations on wildlife

Ecological effects of air quality trends

PINN’s air monitoring program provides information on ozone, nitrogen, and sulfur trends but there is little data on the ecological effects of these trends.  

Effects of visitor use on wildlife

Evaluate effects of visitor use on Pinnacles wildlife

Fire and wildlife

Study the effects of fire on wildlife

Impacts of climate change

Impacts of climate change on Bay Area National Park ecosystems, communities, infrastructure, and species.

Landscape connectivity

Evaluate landscape connectivity and wildlife corridors, identify critical breaks
in habitat connectivity and areas with excessive roadkill mortalities.

Pesticide impacts on wildlife

What are the impacts of pesticide (including rodenticide) use outside the park on park wildlife?

Pinnacles habitats

What kind of habitat do the pinnacles rock formations provide and for which species over time?

Trail use and wildlife

Evaluate the effects of trail closures and openings on wildlife