Event Calendar

The intent of this page is to provide a statewide list of upcoming citizen-based monitoring activities and events. Please contact us if there are any activities that you would like to have posted here. Find out when major statewide CBM programs are active throughout the year.
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Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
1 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Spooner
1-3pm OR 5-7pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Southeast Wisconsin Conservation Summit
2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
Organization: Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, Port Washington
The conference is designed to foster regional collaboration and networking by providing an opportunity to meet and listen to the people who are conducting terrific work here in southeastern Wisconsin. Registration required

Carnivore Tracking Class
3 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Peshtigo
9am-3pm. Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. $30

Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Class
4 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, Timber Wolf Alliance
Location: Peshtigo
9am-3pm. Basics of tracking medium to large-sized carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track survey. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. $25

Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Training & Refresher Class
4 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, Timber Wolf Alliance
Location: Northland College, Ashland
9am-3pm. Basics of tracking medium to large-sized carnivores in Wisconsin, including track identification, gait patterns, and conducting snow track survey. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. $25

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training
5 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
Organization: Upham Woods, UW-Extension
Location: Wisconsin Dells
9am-5pm. Master Naturalists are committed volunteers who participate in conservation education, stewardship, and citizen science. Covers geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, & human impacts.

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
6 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Wautoma Library, Wautoma
1:30-3:30pm OR 5:30-7:30pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
7 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Shawano County Courthouse, Shawano
1:30-3:30pm OR 5:30-7:30pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

Carnivore Tracking Class
11 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Rhinelander
9am-3pm. Learn to identify tracks of medium to large-sized carnivores that inhabit Wisconsin, as well as a few other common Wisconsin mammals. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. Free.

Wolf Ecology and Management Class
12 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Rhinelander
9am-3pm. Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit WI, as well as other common WI mammals. Learn to conduct track surveys. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. Free

Snapshot Wisconsin trail camera host training
13 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin DNR, UW-Madison
Location: Washington County UW-Extension, West Bend
6-8pm. Volunteers are needed to host trail cameras for a statewide wildlife monitoring network. You must sign up online before attending a session.

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe : Office Hours with DNR Biologists
13 Nov 2018
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. You have questions? We have answers! As citizen stream monitors your work &data is closely tied to the work of our Wisconsin DNR professionals who have experience in and knowledge about streams across our state. Registration required.

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe: Using the Surface Water Data Viewer to Find Stations and Data
27 Nov 2018
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. This webinar will cover the basics of using the Surface Water Data Viewer, DNR's mapping application. Join us to learn how to search for monitoring stations and water quality data. Registration required.

Ongoing Events
Snapshot Wisconsin, 2 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2026
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Improve our understanding of Wisconsin wildlife by hosting a trail camera or classifying wildlife photos online.

Wisconsin eBird, 1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2027
Organization: eBird, WDNR, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory
Location: statewide
Submit any and all non-breeding bird observations. Track your life list, find birding hotspots, and contribute to important bird research and conservation.

Early Morning Bird Walks, 2 Jan 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
8-10am. Tues, Wed, Thurs. Various locations. Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird song. Interested bird watchers of all ability levels are invited. Binoculars available.

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, 15 Mar 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor your lake's water clarity, water chemistry, ice on and ice off, and species composition. Trainings available.

Wisconsin Odonata Survey, 2 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Organization: Wiscosin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report observations of dragonflies and damselflies. Photographs of observations are recommended.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 12 Sep 2018 - 7 Nov 2018
Organization: Ho-Chunk Nation, UW-Extension
Location: Black River Falls
Wednesday evenings & 2 Saturdays. Master Naturalists are committed volunteers who participate in conservation education, stewardship, and citizen science. Covers geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, & human impacts.

Deer Hunter Widllife Survey, 15 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: Statewide
Report the wildlife you see while deer hunting.

Project FeederWatch, 10 Nov 2018 - 5 Apr 2019
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.

Christmas Bird Count, 14 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Organization: Audubon Society
Location: nationwide
All Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, each season. Your local count will occur on one day between those dates. Participate in as many counts as you wish!