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Northern CA PPSR Projects 1

Welcome to our ongoing effort to catalog citizen science and other public participation in scientific research (PPSR) projects for UC California Naturalists and other citizen scientists.  We invite you to browse the listed projects or enter key words (like birds, youth, invasive, coast, Alameda, etc.) in the search box above to find projects in your area. It's a great way to stay involved and keep developing your skills as a natural scientist!

A vast majority of the information in the database was gathered from project websites and may be out of date. We encourage you to contact projects directly to get involved and learn about most recent opportunities. If you work with a listed project and would like to add to, update, or correct the information we have, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu. Also, please consider filling out the "PPSR perspectives" survey. Click here to access the survey, which will help guide this project in the coming year.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

Special thanks goes to the National Science Foundation Informal Science Education program and the Stephen J. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for supporting this database of projects.

YardMap

Organization Name
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Project Website
http://content.yardmap.org/
Organization Website
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1478
Partners
National Science Foundation - Citizen Science Program
Contact Name
Contact Email
admin@yardmap.org
Contact Phone
(800)843-2473; (607)254-2462
Other Contact Information
Project Purpose (taken from project materials)
Cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.
  1. What practices improve the wildlife value of residential landscapes?
  2. Which of these practices have the greatest impact?
  3. Over how large an area do we have to implement these practices to really make a difference?
  4. What impact do urban and suburban wildlife corridors and stopover habitats have on birds?
  5. Which measures (bird counts? nesting success?) show the greatest impacts of our practices?
Participant Activities

Volunteers collect data by literally drawing maps of their backyards, parks, farms, favorite birding locations, schools, and gardens.

Data Entry
  • Website
Other Participant Activities

When volunteers join they are instantly connected to the work of like-minded individuals in your neighborhood, and across the country. They join a conservation community focused on sharing strategies, maps, and successes to build more bird habitat.

System Studied
  • Birds
Geographic Scope
National
Region
All (see 'geographic scope')
Location
your backyard
Location - Map
Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd Ithaca, NY 14850
Time Commitment
  • Other (see Other Information below)
Volunteer Qualifications
Volunteer Training
Cost to Participant
How will the findings be used?

The YardMap Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.

Other Information
Photo
ppsr_yardmap
last update:

If you work with this project and would like to add to or update the information below, please email cghdixon@ucdavis.edu.

If you know of a project not on our list, please go to the "tell us about a project" link on the left so we can list the project here. Thanks for your help!

This database is focused on projects in California focused on the environment. For opportunities outside California, as well as national projects that don't have a California-specific components, check http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/projects.

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