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Best Practices and Tools for an Urban Forest Invasive Citizen Monitoring Program (10-DG-11420004-007)

Grant Number
10-DG-11420004-007

The health of our nation's urban forests is at risk due to the rapid spread of invasive pests. One of the most important resources available in the battle against invasives to urban forests is the citizen scientist. While citizen scientists are used successfully in many programs, best practices and tools to aid others in deploying them is lacking. By drawing from existing citizen monitoring programs (CMPs) across the nation, we plan to research, develop, implement and share 1) best practices for creating CMPs for multiple species and 2) tools to manage program data. Both the practices and tools will be tested through the development of a model invasive CMP in Vermont.

Contact
Katherine A. Forrer
katherine.forrer@uvm.edu
802-223-2389
Organization
University of Vermont Extension
617 Comstock Road Suite 5
Berlin, VT 05602
Total Project Cost
$ 99,510
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Federal Share
$ 49,755
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Grantee Share
$ 49,755
Year of Award
2009
Grant Categories
Best Practices
Sub-Topics
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
State(s)/Region(s)
Vermont
Document Actions
Personal tools