Citizen Science Projects: Animals

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.

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The Bad River Watershed Association

Bluebird Restoration Association of WI

Members build bluebird trails and monitor trails through recording and summarizing nest box data.

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North American Bluebird Society

Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program

Volunteers collect data on birds, frogs, and their habitats to assess populations and their associations, contribute to to conservation management, and increase public awareness.

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Bird Studies Canada, Environment Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Great Lakes Worm Watch

Great Lakes Worm Watch is committed to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the role of exotic earthworms in ecosystems change across the region.

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University of Minnesota Duluth-Natural Resources Resarch Institute, National Science Foundation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Coastal Zone Management Act, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Great Wisconsin Birdathon

The Great WI Birdathon engages individuals and communities to raise support and awareness for birds in WI in this walkathon-style fundraiser. Participate by donating to a team or forming your own to count birds.

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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

Integrated Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Strategy

A national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range. The IMS uses a spatially balanced sampling scheme and draws from existing citizen science programs to deliver a suite of protocols that capture many aspects of habitat quality, threats, and monarch use of that habitat. Data gathered through the IMS contribute to existing population and habitat models that inform broad scale monarch conservation!

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory