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Wilderness Institute Citizen Science Program

Provides a means for volunteers to monitor ecological and social aspects across Montana's Wilderness

Wilderness Institute Citizen Science Program

The Wilderness Institute’s citizen science program builds on a growing movement that engages citizen volunteers in monitoring the ecological and social aspects of our wildlands. Since 2005, volunteers have monitored weed invasion, recreational impacts, and selected elements of wilderness character in seven of Montana’s Wilderness and five Wilderness Study Areas. Monitoring reports provide managers and citizens with critical information to inform stewardship activities and decision-making.

Topic - wilderness character monitoring, invasive species, weeds, recreation impacts
Audience - agencies, citizens, advocates
Location - Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas in Montana
Goals - monitoring, informed stewardship, community participation

University of Montana Wilderness Institute

US Forest Service, Northern Region

Catherine Filardi, Citizen Science Program Director, University of Montana Wilderness Institute email Catherine Filardi
  406 243 6936

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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