AFTERWORD


A review of currently published scientific articles associated with National Park Service (NPS) units reveals an inconsistent use of park abbreviations and acronyms. Authors frequently utilize some self generated abbreviation to reference a national park within a publication (e.g., GCNP = Grand Canyon NP; PFNP = Petrified Forest NP). These abbreviations can be highly variable and can present some difficulties in communication.
The National Park Service has established acronyms for each of the management units including national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas, etc. The use of these established acronyms in publications is recommended. This system will standardize the referencing of the NPS units and facilitate communication between researchers and park management. These acronyms are also utilized by park staff in the curation of park museum collections. The consistent use of established acronyms should also accommodate bibliographic searches.
The standard NPS acronyms have been incorporated during the preparation of this document. Listed below are the acronyms established for most of the national park units that have recognized paleontological resources.

      AGFO      AGATE FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT      AMIS      AMISTAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      ANIA      ANIAKCHAK NATIONAL MONUMENT      APPA      APPALACHIAN NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL      ARCH      ARCHES NATIONAL PARK      ASIS      ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE      BADL      BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK      BEOL      BENT'S OLD FORT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE      BELA      BERING LAND BRIDGE NATIONAL PRESERVE      BIBE      BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK      BICA      BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      BISO      BIG SOUTH FORK NATIONAL RIVER      BLCA      BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL MONUMENT      BRCA      BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK      BUFF      BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER      CABR      CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT      CACH      CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT      CANY      CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK      CARE      CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK      CACA      CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK      CEBR      CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT      CHCU      CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK      CHIS      CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK      CHIC      CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      COLO      COLONIAL NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK      COLM      COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT      CRMO      CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT      CUGA      CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK      CURE      CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      DEVA      DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT      DEWA      DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      DENA      DENALI NATIONAL PARK      DETO      DEVIL'S TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT      DINO      DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT      FIIS      FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE      FLFO      FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT      FOJE      FORT JEFFERSON NATIONAL MONUMENT      FONE      FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD      FOBU      FOSSIL BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENT      GAAR      GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK      GWMP      GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY      GETT      GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK      GLAC      GLACIER NATIONAL PARK      GLBA      GLACIER BAY NATIONAL MONUMENT      GLCA      GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      GRCA      GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK      GRTE      GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK      GRBA      GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK      GRSA      GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL MONUMENT      GUMO      GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK      HAFO      HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT      HALE      HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK      HAVO      HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK      HOSP      HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK      HUTR      HUBBELL TRADING POST NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE      ICAG      ICE AGE NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PRESERVE      INDU      INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE      JECA      JEWEL CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT      JODA      JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT      JOTR      JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL MONUMENT      KATM      KATMAI NATIONAL PARK      KEFJ      KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK      KOVA      KOBUK VALLEY NATIONAL PARK      LACL      LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK      LAME      LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      LAMR      LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      LABE      LAVA BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT      MACA      MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK      MEVE      MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK      MOCA      MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT      MOCI      MOUND CITY GROUP NATIONAL MONUMENT      NATR      NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY      NABR      NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT      NERI      NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC RIVER      NIOB      NIOBRARA NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY      NOAT      NOATAK NATIONAL PRESERVE      OLYM      OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK      PAIS      PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE      PETE      PETERSBURG NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD      PEFO      PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK      PISP      PIPE SPRING NATIONAL MONUMENT      PORE      POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE      REDW      REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK      RICH      RICHMOND NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK            RIGR      RIO GRANDE WILD & SCENIC RIVER      ROMO      ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK      RUCA      RUSSELL CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT       SAMO      SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA      SCBL      SCOTT'S BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT      SACN      ST CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY      SEQU      SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK      THRO      THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK      TICA      TIMPANOGOS CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT      VAFO      VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK      WACA      WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT      WICA      WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK      WRST      WRANGELL-ST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK      WUPA      WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT      YELL      YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK      YUHO      YUCCA HOUSE NATIONAL MONUMENT      YUCH      YUKON-CHARLEY RIVERS NATIONAL PARK      ZION      ZION NATIONAL PARK
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