Inventory & Monitoring Programs

Inventory & Monitoring Programs

This page is intended to provide a comprehensive list of the citizen monitoring programs and resources available to you. They are grouped according to topic for you to be best able to view them. If you know of any programs we missed, please let us know.

Amphibians
Birds
Exotics
Fish
Forestry
Groundwater
Invertebrates
Lakes
Mammals
Prairies
Rivers & Streams
Vegetation
Watersheds
Wetlands
Additional Links
Amphibians

Frogwatch USA
http://www.nwf.org/frogwatchUSA/

Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey
http://wiatri.net/inventory/FrogToadSurvey/

Wisconsin Herpetological Atlas Project
http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/fieldstation/herpetology/atlas/atlas.html

Wisconsin NatureMapping
http://www.wisnatmap.org

Birds back to top

Bird Nest Monitoring Program
http://www.wildlifehc.org/nestmonitoring/
Wildlife Habitat Council

Christmas Bird Count
http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/
Audubon Society

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/LabPrograms/CitSci/
Programs include:
Project FeederWatch
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/
Great Backyard Bird Count
http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc
BirdSleuth
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/birdsleuth
The Birdhouse Network
http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/home/index
Birds in Forested Landscapes
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/bfl/
Golden-winged Warbler Atlas Project
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/gowap/
House Finch Disease Survey
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/hofi/
Celebrate Urban Birds
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration
eBird
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
Project PigeonWatch
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pigeonwatch

Ferry Bluff Eagle Council
http://www.ferrybluffeaglecouncil.org

Loonwatch Wisconsin Loon Population Survey
http://www.northland.edu/soei/loonwatch.asp
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute of Northland College

Annual Midwest Crane Count
http://www.savingcranes.org
International Crane Foundation

Milwaukee BIOME Project
http://milwbiomeproj.wordpress.com/

Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey
http://www.uwgb.edu/birds/nnf/
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

North American Bird Banding Program
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

North American Breeding Bird Survey
http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
http://wglbbo.org/

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org

Wisconsin Bird Monitoring
(Owls, Marshbirds, Nightjars, Red-shouldered Hawks)
http://wiatri.net/projects/birdroutes/

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas
http://www.uwgb.edu/birds/wbba/
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

Wisconsin Checklist Project
http://www.wisconsinbirds.org/checklistproject.htm

Wisconsin NatureMapping
http://www.wisnatmap.org

Wisconsin Night Guardians for Songbirds
http://www.wihumane.org/wildlife/wings/default.aspx

Exotics back to top

Garlic Mustard Survey
http://www.wisnatmap.org/projects-current.htm
Wisconsin NatureMapping

Protect Your Waters
http://www.protectyourwaters.net
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

Wisconsin Weed Watcher
http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/INVASIVES/weedwatcher.html
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Zebra Mussel Watch
http://seagrant.wisc.edu/zebramussels/
UW Sea Grant Institute

CitSci.org
http://www.citsci.org/

Fish back to top

Fish Kill Network
http://www.iwla.org/fishkill/
Izaak Walton League/CWN

Lake Watch Wisconsin
(262) 617-6343

Trout Unlimited
http://www.tu.org

Forestry back to top

Forest Best Management Practices Monitoring
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestManagement/
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Groundwater back to top

Farm*A*Syst
http://www.uwex.edu/farmasyst/
University of Wisconsin - Extension

Groundwater Observation Network of Wisconsin
http://wi.water.usgs.gov/public/gw/
United States Geological Survey

Home*A*Syst
http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/
University of Wisconsin - Extension

Taking Action with Groundwater Quality and Quantity
http://www.co.portage.wi.us/Groundwater/action/index.htm
Portage County

Invertebrates back to top

Minnesota Worm Watch
http://www.nrri.umn.edu/worms/
The Natural Resources Research Institute

North American Butterfly Association
http://www.naba.org

Wisconsin Dragonflies and Damselflies
http://wiatri.net/inventory/odonata/

Lakes back to top

Clean Boats, Clean Waters
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/cbcw/
University of Wisconsin - Extension / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Community Stewardship Program
http://www.inlandsea.org
Inland Sea Society

Great American Secchi Dip-in
http://www.secchidipin.org/
Kent State University

Wisconsin Association of Lakes
http://www.wisconsinlakes.org

Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network
http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/CLMN/
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Mammals back to top

Milwaukee BIOME Project
http://milwbiomeproj.wordpress.com/

Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
http://wglbbo.org/

Wisconsin NatureMapping
http://www.wisnatmap.org

Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/volunteer.html
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Prairies back to top

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
http://www.wistateparkfriends.org

Rivers and Streams back to top

Bad River Watershed Association
http://www.badriverwatershed.org

Citizen Based Stream Monitoring Pilot Project
http://watermonitoring.uwex.edu/level2/stream.html

Duncan Creek Watershed Project
http://www.chippewaenviroed.org/dchsmon.html
Duncan Creek Watershed

Friends of the Black River
http://www.friendsoftheblackriver.org

Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program
http://www.uwgb.edu/watershed/
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

River Alliance of Wisconsin
http://www.wisconsinrivers.org/cbsm/

Save our Streams
http://www.iwla.org/sos/
Izaak Walton League

Testing the Waters
http://www.riveredgenaturecenter.org
Riveredge Nature Center

Trout Unlimited
http://www.tu.org

Water Action Volunteers (WAV)
http://watermonitoring.uwex.edu/wav/
University of Wisconsin - Extension / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin's Citizen-Based Water Monitoring Network
http://watermonitoring.uwex.edu

Vegetation back to top

Biota of North America
http://www.bonap.org/

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Horicon/volunteer.html

Watersheds back to top

Adopt-A-Watershed
http://www.adopt-a-watershed.org

Clean Boats, Clean Waters
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/cbcw/
University of Wisconsin - Extension / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The Globe Program
http://www.globe.gov/globe_flash.html

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network
http://www.green.org
Earthforce

Watershed Volunteer Water Monitoring Programs
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/etf/
UWSP Center for Watershed Science and Education

Wetlands back to top

Wetland Bioassessments
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/bawwg/volmon.html

Wisconsin Wetlands Association
http://www.wiscwetlands.org

Additional Projects and Organizations back to top

Beaver Creek Reserve
http://www.beavercreekreserve.org

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
http://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=wi

Gathering Waters
http://www.gatheringwaters.org

Geography Action
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/
National Geographic Society

Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/glkn/
National Park Service

National Water Quality Monitoring Council
http://acwi.gov/monitoring/
United States Geological Survey

The Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/wisconsin/

Project WET
http://www.projectwet.org

Sierra Club
http://wisconsin.sierraclub.org

US EPA Volunteer Monitoring
http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/volunteer/
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation
http://www.wiwf.org



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