We are proposing to assemble a working group of LTER information managers and representatives from other groups with experience in sensor networks to develop a best practices guide for LTER on managing sensor networks and data. The working group will examine the various sensor network strategies and applications currently in use within the LTER network with the primary goal to assure data are actively archived into the LTER Network Information System (NIS). The group will also research approaches taken by other groups with established sensor networks to assure quality of archived streaming data. These approaches will be distilled into standards recommendations for LTER and a best practices document will be developed. The resulting products will be shared online with the broader environmental sensor community.