Ask | Observe | Support
Citizen scientists voluntarily contribute their time, effort, knowledge and experience to scientific research. Together, the BLM and citizen scientists learn about public lands by monitoring, mapping and otherwise documenting resource conditions and trends.
Congress recognized the value of Citizen Science in advancing the missions of Federal agencies and facilitating broader public participation with passage of the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2016. Citizen science projects on Federal lands are among similar efforts around the world to address growing societal needs for science, technology and innovation.