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Washington NatureMapping Program

The Washington NatureMapping Program

is a partnership between the

University of Washington College of the Environment,

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,

and the

Pacific Education Institute

Open the Washington NatureMapping website



Washington NatureMapping links natural resource agencies with citizens and schools through biodivesity data collection and analyses. NatMappers report observations of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, nearshore marine, aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates either using Naturetracker data collection software on Pocket PC's or spreadsheets. NatMappers can report observations as individuals or working on field research projects through certified NatureMapping Centers. These data are used for statewide and local land planning and for communities to learn what in their own backyards.

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Topic - biodiversity, nature, mapping, wildlife, tracking

Audience - students, adults, community groups, agencies

Location - Washington State

Goals - education, research, community stewardship



Karen Dvornich, NatureMapping National Director  email Karen


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