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Natural Resource Report NPS/HTLN/NRR 2018/1802 / NPS 920/149411, November 2018, ix, 12 pages

Published by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network (HTLN). 2018. Quality assurance plan for monitoring white-tailed deer in the Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network. Natural Resource Report NPS/HTLN/NRR—2018/1802. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.


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In accordance with guidelines set forth by the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division, a quality-assurance plan has been created for use by the Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network in the implementation of the White-tailed Deer Monitoring Protocol (HTLN 2018). This quality-assurance plan documents the standards, policies, and procedures used by the Heartland Network for activities related to the collection, processing, storage, analysis, and publication of monitoring data. The policies and procedures documented in this quality-assurance plan complement the quality-assurance plans for other monitoring activities conducted by the Heartland Network and supplement the National Inventory and Monitoring Division Quality Management Plan (DeVivo 2016).