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2017 Training sessions announced!

The Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program gives plant enthusiasts an opportunity to conduct surveys for rare plants around the state. The information these volunteers collect is used to assess plant population trends during state and national conservation efforts.

Program participants are trained in surveying techniques, including how to accurately estimate large plant populations, assess habitat condition, and use GPS coordinates to locate and mark rare plant populations. Plant identification training will not be provided.

Volunteers participating in rare plant program

Free mandatory training sessions will be held at four locations around the state. All first-time participants must attend one session. See dates and locations below, and check the About volunteering page for information on what it takes to participate. To sign up for a training session please contact Program Coordinator, Kevin Doyle. If you have already taken the training, contact Kevin to schedule your 2017 surveys.

2017 training sessions:

La Crosse: La Crosse Public Library – North Community Branch, April 1, 12:30-3:30pm

Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Library – Capitol Branch, April 2, 1:30-4:30pm

Ashland: Vaughn Public Library, April 8, 9:30am-12:30pm

Green Bay: Brown County Public Library – Central Branch, April 9, 12:30-3:30pm

To sign up for a training session or schedule a survey please contact the Program Coordinator by phone (608-267-9788) or email (kevinf.doyle@wisconsin.gov).

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