This series of documents, prepared for EPA by the Environmental Law Institute, describes citizen science work at state, tribal and local environmental agencies. These documents include a set of 15 case studies of how citizen science approaches are used in environmental agencies, a summary of best practices for operating citizen science programs, and strategic steps that can be taken to better support the use of citizen science for environmental decision-making.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Citizen Science Programs at Environmental Agencies: Case Studies (PDF)(67 pp, 8 MB, October 2020)
- Citizen Science Programs at Environmental Agencies: Best Practices (PDF)(15 pp, 1 MB, October 2020)
- Enabling Citizen Science Programs at Environmental Agencies: Recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF)(7 pp, 239 K, October 2020)