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Citizen Science

Citizen Science Competitive Funding Program

The Forest Service is pleased to announce a competitive funding opportunity for citizen science projects. All USFS units and partners are invited to apply for up to $25,000/project. The deadline to submit proposals is January 31, 2018.

Download Natural Inquirer: Citizen Science Edition

Natural Inquirer is a free science education journal written for middle through high school age students. Each article follows the same format as a scientific journal article and includes other hands-on tools to help kids learn and love science.

Protecting the Marten with Citizen Science

Martens are a larger relative of the weasel with a cute face and bushy tail. They have roamed the coastal mountain regions including the Olympic National Forest for centuries, but recent sightings have drastically declined. 

Frequently Asked Questions



Find citizen science projects by state and theme. Learn what tasks they involve and how to join a project near you.



Read about the science behind Forest Service projects and the experiences of the volunteers that make them happen.


Resources & Webinars

View webinars, protocols, policy, resources for educators and parents, and more.


Research Publications

Read and download scientific articles from the Forest Service about citizen science and related practices.


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