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.
To complete the Rare Plant Monitoring Program training please watch the videos below. Note that 'Video 8 - Data Collection Level 2 Protocol' is optional. Once you've watched all the videos you must complete the quiz and confidentiality form to be able to participate in the program.
Once you've watched all the videos, please complete the quiz and confidentiality form to be able to participate in the program.