California Phenology Project

With funding from the National Park Service (NPS) Climate Change Response Program, the California Phenology Project (CPP) was launched in 2010 as a 3-year pilot project to develop and test protocols and to create tools and infrastructure to support long-term phenological monitoring and public education activities in California. A primary focus of the effort is how to recruit and engage California residents and visitors in the collection and interpretation of phenological data. 

The CPP is initially focusing on plants in seven pilot parks, encompassing desert, coastal and mountain biomes, and building upon existing monitoring protocols and programs of project collaborators.  In addition, new project products and infrastructure are being designed to support monitoring and educational activities for 18 California NPS units and parks in adjacent states.

Please explore our website to learn more about phenology, the origin and current activities of the CPP, where the CPP is currently monitoring plant phenology, and how to become involved. Also visit the news tab for recent updates and upcoming events.

Project collaborators include the National Park Service (NPS), the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and  the National Coordinating Office of the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN)
Visit our cooperators and points of contact page to contact us directly or to learn more about the project partners who are currently spearheading this effort.