Natural Resources Monitoring Partnership (NRMP)

Banding a Black oystercatcher at Kenai Fjords National Park, AK.
Banding a Black oystercatcher
at Kenai Fjords National Park, AK.
(Photo Courtesy Ron Niebrugge,
USGS Alaska Cooperative Research Unit)

The NRMP Monitoring Protocols Library and Monitoring Locator System tools are the result of many years of hard work on the part of state, Canadian provincial and federal natural resource management agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions.

This collaborative effort was inspired by the need to improve monitoring efforts in order to support effective evaluation and decision-making. These tools were built for you and are only successful if you participate. Sharing your data is quick and easy and opens up a whole new set of options to complement and enhance monitoring efforts and save time and fund in protocol development.

Don't reinvent the wheel!
The NRMP was built with you in mind
  • Save time and funds in protocol development by using our Smart query tools
  • Quick data entry makes posting your monitoring projects and protocols simple
  • Get information about monitoring protocols or data sources for a new or ongoing study
  • Get easy access to monitoring protocols throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Find out what monitoring is happening in your region, or for a particular species, habitat, or issue
  • Enhance State planning efforts and opportunities for collaboration

Sign up for an account today and become a part of the Natural Resources Monitoring Partnership!

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Disclaimer Regarding the Interpretation or Use of Content Submitted to NRMP

The Natural Resources Monitoring Partnership (NRMP) monitoring locator and protocol library are provided as a service to the natural resource monitoring community for the open exchange of information regarding ongoing monitoring activities and methodologies. While the NRMP advocates the development and use of protocols that follow the Oakley et al. 2003 protocol standards and are peer-reviewed, the NRMP does not screen, edit, or review any submissions to the Monitoring Locator or Protocol Library. As such, the NRMP does not endorse or guarantee the quality of the information found on this site. We encourage users to carefully evaluate the information and methods identified on this site for their utility and quality to address your specific circumstance, need, and application.

Who Can Access NRMP Projects and Protocols?

This site is free and open to any user who wishes to learn more about what natural resources are being monitored, and the protocols that are used to govern monitoring projects. To view projects in the NRMP system, go to Find Monitoring Projects . To view information about protocols used by monitoring communities, go to Find Protocols.

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