Nature Watch

NatureWatch is a suite of community-based “citizen science” monitoring programmes including FrogWatch, WormWatch, IceWatch and PlantWatch. Through these programmes, Environment Canada collects national information on indicators of ecosystem health. New “citizen science” programmes will soon be available on lichens, tree health and benthic macroinvertebrates.
The NatureWatch programme is a direct partnership between the Nature Canada and Environment Canada’s Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office.
We need your help to collect environmental information on plants and animals so that our scientists can quickly identify ecological changes in our country. We do not yet fully understand how environmental stressors such as global warming, acid rain, and invasive species will affect our Canadian ecosystem. This information will help decision makers to make better choices for our future! Working together, we can learn how the natural environment is changing in our local communities, regions, provinces and in our country.