Afterword

A review of currently published scientific articles associated with National Park Service (NPS) areas 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 National Park Service acronyms have been incorporated during the preparation of this document and the previous NPS Paleontological Research Volumes. Listed below is an updated list of 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 

BLRI     BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

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

CHCH     CHICKAMAUGA & CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

CHIC     CHICKASAW NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

CHOH     C & O CANAL NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

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

DRTO     DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK

FIIS     FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

FLFO     FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS 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

GOGA     GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

GRCA     GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

GRTE     GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

GRBA     GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

GRSA     GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL MONUMENT

GRSM     GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

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

HOVE     HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT 

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

MOJA     MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE

MOCA     MONTEZUMA'S CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT

MOCI     MOUND CITY GROUP NATIONAL MONUMENT

MORA     MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

NATR     NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY

NABR     NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT

NAVA     NAVAJO NATIONAL MONUMENT

NERI     NEW RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC RIVER

NIOB     NIOBRARA NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY

NOAT     NOATAK NATIONAL PRESERVE

NOCA     NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK

OLYM     OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

ORCA     OREGON CAVES NATIONAL MONUMENT

OZAR     OZARK NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAYS

PAIS     PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

PETE     PETERSBURG NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

PEFO     PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK

PISP     PIPE SPRING NATIONAL MONUMENT

PORE     POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE

RABR     RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT

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

SEKI     SEQUOIA/KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

SPAR     SPRINGFIELD ARMORY NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

THRO     THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK

TICA     TIMPANOGOS CAVE NATIONAL MONUMENT

VAFO     VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

VICK     VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

WACA     WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT

WHSA     WHITE SANDS 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