Citizen Science, Forest Restoration Monitoring, and Esri Collector
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Noah Bard
Volunteer citizen scientists from the Grand Canyon Trust partnered with the USFS to survey ephemeral streams as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative; the largest forest restoration project in the history of the agency. AGOL and Collector for ArcGIS were successfully used to maintain data quality and increase efficiency in monitoring the conditions of ephemeral stream channels and the effects of restoring fire-adapted ecosystems on four National Forests in Arizona.