Citizen Science Projects: Minnesota

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Sentry Program

The AIS Sentry Program educates and empowers community members to recognize and report aquatic invasive species throughout St. Louis County. The AIS Sentry Program helps prevent and limit the spread of AIS in waters throughout St. Louis County.


St. Louis River Alliance, St. Louis County’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Bad River Watershed Monitoring Program

The overall objective of the BRWA Water Quality Monitoring Program is to establish at least a four-year baseline of water quality on the streams and rivers within our service area. The baseline data will be used to determine the overall health of watersheds and troubled spots will be investigated.


The Bad River Watershed Association

Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program

Information about Common Loon numbers is collected on over 600 lakes. Volunteers visit lakes during the summer, count adult and juvenile loons, and report observations for data management and analysis.


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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources