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USA-NPN Programmatic Series: Annual Reports & Planning Documents
USA-NPN Technical Series
USA-NPN Education & Engagement Series
USA-NPN Information Sheets
USA-NPN Fact Sheets
USA-NPN Partnership Information Sheets

USA-NPN Programmatic Series: Annual Reports & Planning Documents

 USA-NPN 2019 Annual Report Cover

USA-NPN Review Implementation Plan 2016

2019-2024 USA-NPN Strategic Plan icon

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2022 Annual Report (2023-001)

2021 Annual Report (2022-001)

2020 Annual Report (2021-001)

2019 Annual Report (P 2020-001)

2018 Annual Report
(P 2019-001)

2017 Annual Report
(P 2018-001)

2016 Annual Report
(P 2017-001)

2015 Annual Report
(P 2016-001)

2014 Annual Report
(P 2015-001)

2013 Annual Report
(P 2014-002)

2012 Annual Report
(P 2013-001)

2011 Annual Report
(P 2012-001)

2010 Annual Report
(P 2011-003)

2009 Annual Report
(P 2010-001)

USA-NPN Review Implementation Plan 2016
(P 2016-003)

Review of the USA National Phenology Network (USGS Circular 1411)

USA-NPN Strategic Plan, 2019-2024
(P 2019-002)

Five-Year Education Plan, 2012-2016
(P 2011-005)

Review of the USA-NPN’s Information Management System
(P 2011-004)

Phenology Model Workshop Report
(P 2016-002)

Research Coordination Network Workshop Report
(P 2012‐002)

Agency Information and Listening Session Report
(P 2011-002)

Stakeholders Workshop Report
(P 2011-001)

USA-NPN Technical Series

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Public Health and Phenology Report
T 2020-001)

Data Product Catalog and Data Management Plan v3
(T 2021-001)

USA-NPN Observational Data Documentation (DOI 10.3122/ofr20181060)

USA-NPN Gridded Products Documentation 
(DOI 10.3133/

Data Product Compliance Case Study (DOI 10.3133


Nature's Notebook 2012: State of the Data
(T 2013-001)

2011 Data Participant Summary
(T 2012-001)

2010 Data Summary
(T 2011-001)

2009 Data Summary
(T 2010-002)


Supplementary Organismal and Site‐specific Information Collected via Nature's Notebook

Observer Retention Strategies 
(T 2012-002)

2009 Observer Survey Report
(T 2010-003)

USA-NPN Phenology Protocols 
(DOI 10.1007/

Plant and Animal Phenophase Definitions v2.1


USA-NPN Education & Engagement Series

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How to Observe Handbook
(EE 2013-001)

Reference for observers creating new accounts in Nature's Notebook and beginning monitoring

The Local Phenology Program Planning Guide (EE 2018-001)

Resource for Local Phenology Leaders interested in creating a monitoring program for more than one observer in a community.

Phenophase Primer—
Section 1: "The Phenophases"
(EE 2016-002)

The Phenophase Primer is being released in three “draft” stages as we continue to work on content for the full Primer. Although section one is considered a "draft" it is mostly complete and can be used in its nearly completed current form.

Botany Primer

(EE 2015-001)

You can purchase a hard copy of the Primer here.  

Phenology Report Guide
(EE 2017-001)

Been monitoring for a while and want to share your success? Compile a Phenology Report.

The resources in this series are Open Education Resources and are free to share and use in electronic or print format in a classroom, training, or as presentation material. Please use the citations included within each document if referenced in publication.


USA-NPN Information Sheets

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USA-NPN Info Sheet 2020 cover

Observed Changes in Phenology Across the United States Series

Alaska and the Arctic

Great Plains

Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands



Pacific   Northwest



Daily Accumulated Growing Degree Day and Spring Index Maps

Phenology Forecasts predict seasonal activity of pest and invasive species to support decision making

Phenology-linked Indicators of Climate Change Impacts on Society and Ecosystems

Phenology as an Indicator of Environmental Variation and Climate Change

Track Plants and Animals with Nature's Notebook 

Nature’s Notebook; Hands-on Learning in the 5th- 12th Grades

Nature’s Notebook in a University Level Course

Nature’s Notebook in your park or natural area

USFWS Phenology Network: A Collaboration Between the USFWS and the USA-NPN

USA-NPN: Tracking seasonal changes to support science, natural resource management, and society

Structuring Decisions for Forest Pest Risk

USA National Phenology Network Supports Decision Making

Stakeholder Perspectives

Providing National Capacity for Ecological Science and Monitoring

US Fish & Wildlife Service and the USA-NPN

National Park Service and the USA-NPN


USA-NPN Fact Sheets

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The USA National Phenology Network—Taking the Pulse of Our Planet
(USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3023)

Hydrology Phenology and the USA National Phenology Network
(USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3083)

Nature's Notebook - A Tool for Recording the Timing of Seasonal Activity of Plants and Animals (USGS Fact Sheet 2020-3022)


USA-NPN Partnership Information Sheets

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USA-NPN and USFWS: Refuge Highlight-Alaska

USA-NPN and USFWS: Refuge Highlight-Caanan NWR

USA-NPN and USFWS: Refuge Highlight-Don Edwards NWR

USA-NPN and USFWS: Refuge Highlight-Midway Atoll NWR

USA-NPN and USFWS: Refuge Highlight-Valle de Oro NWR