Date of this Version
Published in Biological Investigations in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas, Edited by Hugh H. Genoways and Robert J. Baker, Proceedings of a Symposium held at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, April 4 – 5, 1975. National Park Service Proceedings and Transactions Series Number 4, 1979.
This was our first involvement with research in the National Parks and we would like to make some observations concerning interactions among basic researchers, park personnel, and the philosophy on which our park systems are based. Our conclusions are not based only on our own experiences, but also on conversations with other basic researchers (especially those who contributed to this symposium) and with park personnel who have aided and worked with other researchers who were not employed by the National Park Service.