Citizen Science

Citizen Science is Sound Science Provided by You

Citizen science is when the public takes part in the scientific process, including forming research questions, collecting, analyzing, and making conclusions about data, or developing new techologies and applications. Anyone can be a citizen scientist; the best part about citizen science is that it can take place anywhere, whether it's in our national forests and grasslands or your own backyard!


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Projects

Find projects by state and theme. Learn what tasks are involved and how to join a project near you.

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Stories

Read about the science behind Forest Service projects and the experiences of volunteers.

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Toolkit

Learn how to plan a project of your own with our Project Planning Guide and other resources.

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