Citizen Science Collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska

Fact Sheet 2020-3026
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Citizen science is science undertaken by the public, usually in collaboration with professional scientific institutions. It encourages citizens to tackle real-world scientific problems and augments traditional science by expanding the coverage of data collection and by reducing costs of fieldwork in remote locations. Information collected by volunteers enables us all to gain a deeper understanding of how the natural world works and how it is changing. The U.S. Geological Survey is a leading Federal agency in fostering citizen-science collaborations, and the examples in this publication show the value of those collaborations.

Suggested Citation

Powers, E.M., and Williams, D.M., 2020, Citizen science collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3026, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Natural Hazard Response
  • Geospatial Mapping
  • Water Quality and Streamflow
  • Wildlife, Fish, and Habitat
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Citizen science collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3026
DOI 10.3133/fs20203026
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Alaska Regional Director's Office
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
County Anchorage
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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