Citizen Science Projects: Lakes

Citizen Lake Monitoring Program

The goals of the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program are to collect high quality data, to educate and empower volunteers, and to share this data and knowledge.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension

LoonWatch

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.

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Northland College, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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