Citizen Science Projects

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Wisconsin Deer Hunter Wildlife Survey

A long-term database of deer hunter observations contribute to a better understanding of abundance and distribution of wildlife and provide information for management decisions.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin First Detector Network

A citizen science network that empowers people to take action against invasive species through monitoring, management, and outreach.

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University of Wisconsin-Extension

Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey

The primary purpose of this citizen-based monitoring program is to determine the status, distribution, and long-term population trends of Wisconsin’s 12 frog and toad species.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, United States Geological Survey, North American Amphibian Monitoring Program

Wisconsin Nightjar Survey

An after-dark survey of Whip-poor-wills, Common Nighthawks, and other nocturnal creatures to better understand population trends and distributions.

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Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, Northeast Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership, United States Nightjar Survey Network, New Hampshire Audubon

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.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Dragonfly Society

Wisconsin Phenological Society

Citizen scientists join the society to contribute phenological observations to better understand the relationships between stages of plant growth and animal life, and physical factors of the environment.

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USA-National Phenology Network, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station

Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program

A citizen-based monitoring program to catalog turtle species’ distributions and to document high turtle mortality locations to promote effective management and conservation of WI’s turtles.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin