Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network

Event Calendar

This page provides 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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Forest Invasives Webinar
26 Sep 2020
Organization: Monroe County Invasive Species Working Group, WIFDN
Location: online
10am-12:30pm. Learn how to identify common, less common, and priority forest invasive plants and how you can map them with the GLEDN app! Registration required.

Explore the Zooniverse: Getting To Know the Project Builder and Platform
30 Sep 2020
Organization: NASA
Location: online
2:30-4pm. Learn how you can create an online citizen science project! Registration required.

Invasive Plants: Know Them, Control Them
30 Sep 2020
Organization: WIFDN, Village of Gay Mills
Location: online
9am.The workshop is designed for forestry, parks, and public works employees and is open to all who are interested. We'll focus on plants that are common to or coming to southwestern WI, including their impacts, identification, & management. Reg req.

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.

Wisconsin First Detector Network, 1 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2029
Organization: UW Extension
Location: statewide
Identify and report invasive species.

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, 15 Mar 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
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 Bumble Bee Brigade, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: statewide
Monitor and photograph native bumble bees to inform conservation and management efforts.

Water Action Volunteers - Stream Monitoring, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor dissolved oxygen, temperature, transparency, stream flow, habitat, and macroinvertebrates. You'll get help setting up local stream monitoring programs, training to learn methods for monitoring, written methods, data sheets, and more.

Wisconsin Odonata Survey, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wiscosin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report observations of dragonflies and damselflies. Photographs of observations are recommended.

Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program, 1 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report all turtle sightings, including road mortalities to the WTCP. Data are used to document distribution and abundance or turtles and to identify hazardous road crossings.

Wisconsin Bat Program - Acoustic & Roost Monitoring, 15 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Monitor bats at night by traveling a set route with an acoustic bat detector or by counting bats as they leave a summer roost (bat house, barn, attic).

Operation Deer Watch, 1 Aug 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: Statewide
Report deer sightings between dawn and dusk.

Swift Night Out, 1 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: WI Chimney Swift Working Group
Location: statewide
Every night in September is a Swift Night Out! Pick a night to monitor swifts as they enter chimney roosts. Enter your data on eBird.

Project FeederWatch, 14 Nov 2020 - 9 Apr 2021
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.