Workshop Documents

What Others Have Learned about Community‐Based Monitoring [PDF; 90 KB]

We reviewed and summarized reports and articles published in scientific journals related to the effectiveness and success of programs involving community members in environmental monitoring activities. We decided to use the term Community‐Based Monitoring (CBM) as an “umbrella term” for the purpose of this workshop to encompass ongoing monitoring activities that have also been called citizen science, observing networks, public participation in scientific research, community‐based research, and community‐based participatory research.What all of these activities share is a collaboration between professional scientists and non‐scientist stakeholders from recognizable, but diverse, communities.

Program Definitions [PDF; 94 KB]

Summary of the Literature for an Alaska Community-Based Monitoring Best Practices Workshop [PDF; 156 KB]