This Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) online documentation includes Fact Sheets, Subtopic Sheets, Checklists, Case Studies, Interactive Tools, and Supporting Documents prepared by the Environmental Data Management Best Practices (EDMBP) Team. Links within the online document help the reader locate interrelated topics. The web-based nature of this document lends itself to updating key information in this continually evolving subject.
The documents are designed specifically for state, tribal and federal environmental staff, as well as others (including stakeholders, project managers, and decision makers), to gain a working knowledge of best practices for environmental data management (EDM). The document was developed by a team of over 400 environmental practitioners drawn from state and federal government, academia, industry, environmental consulting, and public interest groups.
Lists of acronyms, glossary terms, and references cited in these materials are also available on this website.
Interactive Directory of Environmental Data Management Best Practices Team Work Products
The Interactive Directory below presents the relationship between work products prepared by the EDMBP team.
User Instructions for Interactive Directory: Click on the individual buttons within the graphical interactive directory to navigate to each work product shown in this interactive directory.
Environmental Data Management Best Practices
Data Management Planning
Environmental Data Management Training
Environmental Data Management Best Practices Roundtables
The EDMBP Team developed three Roundtable training sessions to support the Guidance Document and case studies. These training sessions are complimentary to the guidance materials but cover different self-contained subjects.
- Data Management: Real Life Application of Data Management Planning and Field Data Collection Best Practices
- Data Exchange: Best Practices for Exchanging Environmental Data
- Data Quality: Best Practices for Achieving and Maintaining Quality within Environmental Data Management
Environmental Data Management Best Practices Overview Video
ITRC’s Environmental Data Management Best Practices (EDMBP) Team developed an overview video detailing these guidance materials and clarifying how to best navigate this website.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Podcast
The EDMBP Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Subgroup has published a full-length podcast introducing and contextualizing this key type of ecological knowledge.
Published by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, December 2022