Environmental Monitoring

The Earth is in Our HandsWe all check up on, watch out for, and keep track of the things and the people we care about. Why should the outdoors be any different? Browse the environmental monitoring projects below and see how students and others are helping to protect your land, air and water. If you are interested in getting involved with one of the projects below on your public lands, please let us know.

Plant Recolonization

Transects are a very common field science method used by scientists in the field. They are easy to conduct and can provide a scientifically useful look at how plant communities are recolonizing a newly exposed surface.

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Water Quality Monitoring

the reach smWhere is your watershed? What can macroinvertebrates tell us about how clean your water is? This water quality monitoring database tool is for field educators who need a place to store their data.

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Melibee Project and Project BrownDown

Melibee ProjectWhat happens when a new plant species comes into an area, and it is more attractive to pollinators than anything else around? Does it improve pollination of the native plants that are already there? Or does it lure away pollinators, or lead to the delivery of the wrong kind of pollen? We are asking these types of questions following the arrival of a non-native plant, white sweetclover (Melilotus albus) in habitats in interior Alaska. Watch the video below to find out why we need your help.

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