USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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AAFC-CEF-Building 49 is using Nature's Notebook to observe the trees around our workplace at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, ON in order to contribute to citizen science project and engage volunteers. The group will consist of science researchers, sometimes including botanists, bioinformatics, and genomics researchers and will also have summer students and volunteers help out.

The Bureau of Land Management provided partial support for the initiation of Project Budburst.

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Great Bay NERR is having volunteers observe with Nature's Notebook to serve as an outreach and volunteer engagement in monitoring program and to get their community involved in seeing real-time affects of climate change in the surrounding environment. The will be monitoring Blackgum, Sugar maple, Phragmites, Red-winged Blackbird, Osprey, Northern Spicebush, American Toad, Bald Eagle, Mallard Duck, and American Black Duck, all of which are marked or found within the surrounding area of the Discovery Center on Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Greenland, NH.

The USA-NPN participates in the Desert LCC. The USA-NPN's Phenology Visualization Tool is listed as a Resource on the LCC Network website:

Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) sites are collecting, sharing, and disseminating phenological data; collaborating in scientific research; and coordinating in education, outreach, and training activities related to phenology in cooperation with the USA-NPN. USA-NPN and LTER have established a formal agreement for operation in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a federal-state partnership program that manages about 4,000 acres of estuarine and adjacent upland property in Narragansett Bay. The land is under protection by the state of RI.  They are using Nature's Notebook would like to use this with their homeschool classes that visit on a regular basis, and perhaps expand to summer camps as well.

NASA is collaborating with USA-NPN to develop remote sensing tools and The National Aeronautical Space Administration provided support for the 2006 USA-NPN Implementation Workshop.

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Climate Data Modernization Program is providing support for the digitization of historical datasets. Additionally, National Weather Service Cooperative Observers are participating in the USA-NPN monitoring program. Historical lilac phenology datasets are housed with the NOAA Paleoclimate Program.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the USA-NPN to develop a strategy for making plant, animal, and landscape phenology observations in a large number of its park units, by both park scientists and visitors alike. The NPS provided support for the 2005 USA-NPN Implementation Workshop.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided support in the form of a 5-year Research Coordination Network grant (grant # 0639794). The NSF also provided support for USA-NPN planning and implementation workshops.

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