National Parks BioBlitz

Follow along in real time as the National Parks BioBlitz continues across the country throughout 2016

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The National Parks BioBlitz continues on across the country! To celebrate 100 years of stewardship, the National Park Service is guiding a shared nation-wide quest to discover and document biodiversity. Many of these occurred May 16-22, 2016, but there are plenty more to BioBlitzes to join! You are invited to be part of the celebration as parks across the country host BioBlitzes throughout 2016. Watch the video, and check out the map below to find out which parks are hosting a BioBlitz in 2016!


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Find a BioBlitz

Use the map below to find a park hosting a BioBlitz, and be sure to visit their website for more information. Each park has a specific iNaturalist project, too -- be sure to explore it.

OMB Control Number: 1024-0275
Paperwork Reduction and Privacy Act Statement: The National Park Service is authorized by 54 U.S.C 100702 to collect this information. This information will be collected through iNaturalist during BioBlitzes and other NPS citizen science events. The purpose is to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, and other organisms as possible in or around National Parks so that these occurrences can be documented. The data will be used by the NPS to better understand which species occur on its lands and where those species occur. Response to this request is voluntary. No action may be taken against you for refusing to supply the information requested. The permanent data will be anonymous. An agency many not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Burden Estimate: Public reporting burden for this form is estimated to average 5 minutes per response. Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this form to: Simon Kingston (970-225-3551); or Phadrea Ponds, NPS Information Collection Review Coordinator.

You can also download a list of parks (PDF 291 KB).

The National Parks BioBlitz coincided with:
  • National Citizen Scientist Day
  • International Migratory Bird Day, May 14
  • Endangered Species Day, May 20
  • National Kids to Parks Day, May 21
  • International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22


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