LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program engages an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern WI. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided data, and contributed to environmental awareness.
Minnesota Bee Atlas
Volunteers participants create a list of native bees found in MN. Participants can submit anecdotal observations, observe bees on an assigned route, or submit observations of a nesting block.
Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Program
Volunteers are trained to help identify the occurrence of Emerald Ash Borer and other forest pests in MN.
Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey
Volunteers collect data by listening and identifying frogs and toads on specified routes. Results provide information on abundance, distribution, and population changes.
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.
Minnesota Marshbird Survey
The overall goal of the MN Marshbird Survey is to create ongoing, long-term marshbird monitoring for the state of MN. This will provide natural resource managers information they need to effectively manage these secretive birds and their wetland habitats.
Minnesota Odonata Survey Project
Volunteers survey the state for dragonflies and damselflies and share their knowledge with others.
Minnesota’s Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps
Citizens can participate in updating county records of reptiles and amphibians by reporting observations.
Mussel Monitoring Program of Wisconsin
Over half of Wisconsin’s 51 native mussel species (also known as clams) are listed as species of greatest conservation need or we need information on where they currently occur. Threats like habitat alteration (dams, siltation) and the presence of invasive mussels (zebra mussels) pose major threats to the existence of our native mussels. The Mussel Monitoring Program of Wisconsin would like your help in finding out what mussels occur in your area!
Operation Deer Watch
Recorded deer observations from August 1 through September 30 help determine fawn-to-doe ratio and deer population estimates.