Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
  		Photo: Wisconsin River - K. Mooney
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

Affiliation:
University of Minnesota

Contact Information:
Wendy Caldwell
University of Minnesota, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife
2003 Upper Buford Circle, Suite 135
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-624-8706
info@mlmp.org

Year Started:
1997


Specialty(ies):
Monarch Butterflies

Purpose:
Citizen scientists collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat. The overarching goal of the project is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary in time and space, with a focus on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America.

Subject Area(s):
Invertebrates (mussels, dragonflies, etc.)

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Population Demographics
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Threats to Populations
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability


# of Volunteers:
500

Hours/Volunteer/Year:
10-20

Volunteer Services:
Online training
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Data analysis and reporting
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Links to websites of other programs
Other publications
Training sessions for new volunteers
Group website

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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