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Cornell Lab of Ornithology




is coordinated by the

University of Washington College of the Environment

in partnership with the

NatureMapping Foundation

Open the NatureMapping website



NatureMapping provides training and support to informal science education and natural resource organizations with the aim of developing a national network of regional centers. Our high-tech tools and curriculum provide both the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of local research projects, and the "core" data collection protocols that ensure consistency at a national level. The regional centers, working alongside scientists and natural resource managers, are then able to train citizen scientists of all ages to collect and analyze data at a "fine" (city, county, community) scale-where land-use decision making most often happens. At the same time, these data and analyses are used at a "coarse" (ecoregion, state) scale for management and sustainability decisions.


Open the NatureMapping website



Topic - biodiversity, nature, mapping, wildlife, tracking

Audience - students, adults, community groups, agencies

Location - North America

Goals - education, research, community stewardship


NatureMapping partners and projects:

Washington NatureMapping small arrow

     Nisqually BMA BioBlitz  small arrow

     Ohop Wildlife Monitoring  small arrow

     Literate About Biodiversity  small arrow

Wisconsin NatureMapping  small arrow



Karen Dvornich, NatureMapping National Director  email Karen


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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