—Supporting coordinated and cost-effective natural resource monitoring across organizations

Fact Sheet 2018-3015
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Natural resource managers who oversee the Nation’s resources require data to support informed decision-making at a variety of spatial and temporal scales that often cross typical jurisdictional boundaries such as states, agency regions, and watersheds. These data come from multiple agencies, programs, and sources, often with their own methods and standards for data collection and organization. Coordinating standards and methods is often prohibitively time-intensive and expensive. offers a suite of tools and resources that support coordination of monitoring efforts, cost-effective planning, and sharing of knowledge among organizations. The website was developed by the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership—a collaboration of Federal, state, tribal, local, and private monitoring programs—and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with funding from the Bonneville Power Administration and USGS. It is a key component of a coordinated monitoring and information network.

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Bayer, J.M., Scully, R.A., and Weltzin, J.F., 2018,—Supporting coordinated and cost-effective natural resource monitoring across organizations: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3015, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title—Supporting coordinated and cost-effective natural resource monitoring across organizations
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3015
DOI 10.3133/fs20183015
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Phenology Network
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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