WDFW is undertaking a collaborative research effort to measure and monitor changes in biodiversity over time on WDFW owned and managed lands. With the help of interested citizens, we’ll be assessing the condition of key habitats through site visits and through photo-monitoring. This Web page serves as a resource for participants in the project, providing tools for collecting data in the field and links for uploading their information and for tracking the progress of their efforts. If you’d like to join in this exciting work and provide data that will be used by scientists and resource managers to address conservation and management goals, visit our Citizen Science Volunteer Website.
WDFW’s Citizen Science Initiative develops and supports a statewide collaboration of regional scientists working with volunteers and students to advance the monitoring of wildlife, habitats, and plant communities in Washington State. Citizen Science will play and increasingly important role in providing information to assist in management our shared State natural resources.
Our goal is to collect data from 78 shrubsteppe plots and from 66 photo-monitoring plots in 2012!