Who's Who of Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin.
  		Photo: Wisconsin River - K. Mooney
Urban Ecology Center

Contact Information:
Tim Vargo
Manager of Research and Citizen Science
1500 E. Park Pl.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414-964-8505 x116
tvargo@urbanecologycenter.org

Year Started:
1991


Specialty(ies):
Snakes, Butterflies, Monarch larvae, Burdock, Bird migration, Mammals, Exotics/Invasives

Purpose:
To bridge the gap between community and academia through Citizen Science Research. We produce high-quality, publishable research that is driven by our volunteer corps.

Subject Area(s):
Birds
Soil
Amphibians/Reptiles
Exotics/Invasive Species
Native Plants
Mammals
Lakes/Ponds/Reservoirs
Rivers/Streams
Invertebrates (mussels, dragonflies, etc.)

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Population Demographics
Threats to Populations
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Conditions and/or Availability
Habitat Protection
GIS mapping/monitoring
Collectors and users
Chemical parameters
Physical parameters
Biological parameters


# of Volunteers:
200

Volunteer Services:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Advanced training sessions for experienced monitors
Conferences
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Regular meetings throughout the year
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Facebook page or group

Accepting New Volunteers?
Yes


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