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CitSci Fund Proposal Deadline Extended

Due to a delay in the online application, we’ve extended the CitSci Fund proposal deadline to January 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

Project Planning Guide Now in 3 New Languages

The Forest Service Citizen Science Project Planning Guide is now available in Spanish, Canadian French, and Chinese Mandarin.

Citizen Scientists in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Watch this video about the Neighbors to Nature Cache Creek Study, where citizen scientists study plant, wildlife, and trail use data.

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!



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

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

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

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