WCBM at 15 Project Goals
Many of Wisconsin's CBM projects have individual goals for 2019.
Learn how you can help and take the pledge to support the projects that interest you.

Bumble Bee Brigade logo
The Bumble Bee Brigade surveys for native bumble bees throughout the state. Our goal for 2019 is to have volunteers surveying in all 72 counties. Pledge to volunteer your time to meet the goal!

65
HOURS
PLEDGED

Clean Lakes Monitoring Network logo
The Citizen Lake Monitoring Network is a partnership between UW-Extension Lakes, the Wisconsin DNR, and over 1,000 volunteers that collect many types of water quality information on Wisconsin Lakes. Our 2019 goal is to have volunteers monitoring their lakes for aquatic invasive species within all 72 Wisconsin counties.

30
HOURS
PLEDGED

LoonWatch logo
LoonWatch, a program of the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research. Our 2019 goal is to monitor an additional 25 potential loon breeding lakes in northern Wisconsin.

15
HOURS
PLEDGED

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project logo
The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project measures the distribution and abundance of monarch eggs and larvae throughout their breeding range in North America. Our goal for 2019 is to have more sites and volunteers in Wisconsin than any other state (only Texas and Minnesota are ahead of us now).

35
HOURS
PLEDGED

Rare Plant Monitoring Program logo
The Rare Plant Monitoring Program surveys for rare plants around Wisconsin. In 2019, our goal is to receive 200 rare plant observations.

20
HOURS
PLEDGED

Snapshot Wisconsin logo
Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership to monitor wildlife year-round, using a statewide network of trail cameras. Our goal in 2019 is to have 25% of the survey blocks in each county occupied by a Snapshot Wisconsin camera.

70
HOURS
PLEDGED

Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program logo
The Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program surveys the number and distribution of wolves as well as a variety of other mammals. Our program’s goal for 2019 is to be able to cover all 168 tracking blocks throughout the state.

40
HOURS
PLEDGED

Water Action Volunteers logo
Water Action Volunteers (WAV) measure six important elements of stream health using scientific tools and techniques and report data to a statewide database. The WAV goal for 2019 is to have 800 stream sites monitored across Wisconsin.

104
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Bat Program logo
The Wisconsin Bat Program monitors our bat populations through summer roost counts and acoustic detection surveys. Our goal for 2019 is to have volunteers in all 72 counties.

15
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative logo
The Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative coordinates statewide surveys for poorly-monitored, secretive bird species such as owls, nightjars, rails, bitterns, and grebes. Our goal is to have volunteers survey at least 90% of pre-established routes in 2019.

10
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas logo
The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II seeks to document the distribution and abundance of all of Wisconsin’s nesting bird species. 2019 is the final year of the project, and volunteers are needed statewide to meet our goal of finishing the remaining 40% of survey blocks.

75
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin First Detector Network logo
Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN) volunteers map and monitor invasive species across Wisconsin. WIFDN's goal for 2019 is to have at least 10 invasive species reports submitted from each of our 72 counties.

30
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey logo
The Wisconsin Frog & Toad Survey documents frog and toad distribution, relative abundance, and population trends in Wisconsin. Our 2019 project goal is to have volunteers surveying a minimum of two routes in each of the 72 counties (except for Pepin and Menominee Counties, where only one route currently exists).

0
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program logo
The Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program seeks to provide up-to-date information on the distribution of native freshwater mussels at a statewide level. Our goal for 2019 is to have volunteers surveying for native mussels in each of Wisconsin's 21 major watersheds.

5
HOURS
PLEDGED

Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program logo
The Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program aims to document turtle distribution, nesting areas, and road mortality hot spots statewide in order for conservation managers and citizen scientists to utilize data to focus on high priority areas for conservation. Our goals for 2019 are to exceed 1,500 reports, receive reports from all 72 counties, and to obtain more submissions from northern and western Wisconsin.

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