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All 2020 training sessions canceled!

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.

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Cleft phlox is one of the rare plants volunteers can search for. Photo credit: Kevin Doyle.

2020 training sessions:

Waunakee Public Library CANCELED
Waunakee, WI
Saturday, March 28, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Portage County Public Library CANCELED
Stevens Point, WI
Saturday, April 4, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Mead Public Library CANCELED
Sheboygan, WI
Saturday, April 11, 10:30am – 3:00pm

UW Stout - Jarvis Hall CANCELED
Menomonie, WI
Saturday, April 25, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Questions? Contact Kevin Doyle by phone (608-416-3377) or email (kevinf.doyle@wisconsin.gov).