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Citizen Science Association Conference: Meet the Feds March 13th

Meet the Forest Service and learn about the diverse ways citizen science is being used to manage our public lands at this year's Citizen Science Association Conference in Raleigh, NC, March 13-17.

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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