NatureMapping Foundation

How Do I Start NatureMapping?

NatureMapping can be done by anyone willing to take the time to learn about wildlife identification and able to spend time outdoors recording what they see. Students, teachers, retired people, business groups, bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts and community activists have all participated in the NatureMapping Program. Some people seek a one-time event like a bioblitz, others want to observe and record during their weekend hikes, and the very motivated sign-up for a longer term monitoring project. It's up to you.

To get started, visit the Washington State site with links to other states.

What About Long-term NatureMapping Projects?

Check with your state about ongoing project. Here are just a few examples of NatureMapping Projects to give you an idea of the range activities:

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