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Project Budburst on the Tongass National Forest

Main Project Information
Presented By Project Budburst
Goal Identify phenology of key botanical species in southeast Alaska.
Task Participants log into Mybudburst on forest and track key species

The Tongass NF represents 80% of the public land in southeast Alaska. The Tongass NF's Conservation Education and Interpretation staff are teaming up with Project Budburst to ask volunteers and students to help monitor seasonal plant changes. Eight species are being tracked in Ketchikan, and one species is being tracked in Juneau with efforts to expand the program pending.

How to Join

First take the online course at to learn how to track and file observation reports. We recommend volunteers track species present in areas that they will see on a daily basis such as their yard so it is easier to make regular reports. One time entries are discouraged.

Find the species Project Budburst is tracking in Alaska here:

Project Timing Project is best begun in winter and carried through the seasons until winter again.
Materials List Pojar and McKInnons Book, Plants of the Pacific Northwest
Special Skills Learn to observe and identify 10 species on the Budburst list from your area. Take photos and download them for your regular reports.
Ideal Age Group Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, On a hike
Tags climate change, phenology, project budburst
Project Updated 05/23/2018