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!
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 Odonata Survey Project
Volunteers survey the state for dragonflies and damselflies and share their knowledge with others.
Monitoring and collecting Smoky-winged Beetle Bandit Wasps as an early detection tool for Emerald Ash Borer.
Wisconsin Odonata Survey
The focus of the WI Odonata Survey is to document populations of dragonflies and damselflies to increase knowledge of distribution and required habitats.