Volunteers and Citizen Science Resource Page
Parks and protected areas have a long history of public involvement. From volunteer trail care to campground hosts, people care a great deal about protected areas and are willing to offer significant time and energy to help parks and protected areas fulfill their mandates.
In recent decades, many organizations have turned to citizen science to engage the public and to increase their capacity for research. Whether for the educational value or for the actual science produced, citizen science is full of potential for building capacity and effectiveness of conservation work in parks and protected ares.
Regardless of how an organization engages volunteers, the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement provides effective guidelines and tools.
The following key resources have been curated to highlight important ideas related to this resource page topic.
Mapping the Work
Contacts for volunteer work within federal, provincial, or territorial parks and protected areas agencies.
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Champions and Innovators
CPPCL is grateful for a community of colleagues working in and helping build our understanding in this area of parks and protected areas leadership.
Send us a note if you want to be a champion or innovator.