For more information on species & ecosystem science:

Wildlife Science

Fish Science

Habitat Science


Lead Scientist: Michael A. Schroeder

Screen capture of interactive mapping application
  Use the on-line GIS resource to plan your day in the field and for uploading the data and images you collect.
Photo of wooded field on Scatter Creek Wildlife Area
Photo by Rod Gilbert - Click on photo to enlarge
Photo of wildflowers on Scatter Creek Wildlife Area
Photo by Rod Gilbert - Click on photo to enlarge

Monitoring Resources on State Wildlife Lands

Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Project Description

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check the Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunities website for upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities.

Citizen Science

  • 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.

Project Goals

Our goal is to collect data from 100 habitat  plots and from 38 photo-monitoring plots in 2014!

Information for Citizen Scientist Volunteers

Citizen Scientist Volunteer Resources



EIM Training Aids

EIM Protocols

Survey Location Data
Right click on the links. Select “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”
to save the file to your hard drive.

  • Forest/Woodland Habitat plots - [GPX]  [CSV]
  • Wetland/Riparian Habitat plots - [GPX]  [CSV]
  • Steppe/Grassland Habitat plots - [GPX]  [CSV]
  • Photo Points - [GPX]  [CSV]

Plant ID Resources