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Atlas of Biological Work

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Goal Shared intelligence on soil health, watershed function
Task making and recording repeatable observations
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The Atlas of Biological Work app framework is for easy data entry and mapping of observations of landscape function such as water infiltration, biomass production or yield, soil tests including soil carbon, soil health indicators, and soil cover.

This framework is specifically designed to help communities, land managers, and regions organize their assets and resources (people, their creativity, innovation, and land stewardship, the work they've done, possibilities they've realized, programs and funding, data) toward a shared, evidence-based intelligence on soil health and watershed function, especially change over time.

What it is not: Prediction, forecasting, theory, advocacy of particular practices, problem-oriented fixes, or accumulation of information without a context of action.

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Project Timing please repeat observations at roughly same time of year
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In snow or rain, While fishing, On a walk, run, On a hike, On a lunch break
Training Materials
Class Materials
Tags brix, infiltration, nutrient density, soil carbon, soil health, watershed
Project Updated 05/23/2018