Citizen Science Projects

To add a regional citizen science project to our collection, fill out the Project Addition Form.

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species.

Details

Project Area:
Topics: , ,

Sponsors

Michigan State University, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Shedd Aquarium

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.

Details

Project Area:
Topics: ,

Sponsors

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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.

Details

Project Area:
Topics: ,

Sponsors

Minnesota Audubon, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture

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!

Details

Project Area:
Topics: , , ,

Sponsors

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources