Pilot project for monitoring wildlife comes to Iowa and Sawyer counties. - -

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  1. By Central Office March 17, 2016

    Contact(s): Jennifer Stenglein, Snapshot Wisconsin program coordinator, 608-221-6334 [email protected]

    MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with a pilot study to learn about the different kinds of wildlife roaming the areas around Iowa and Sawyer counties. The project is called Snapshot Wisconsin, a citizen science effort to capture images of all types of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, fox, bobcats, whooping cranes and more.

    "As things get underway, Snapshot Wisconsin is set to become one of the largest citizen science project in Wisconsin," says Jen Stenglein, Snapshot Wisconsin program coordinator. "By volunteering, participants will have a great opportunity to help collect and categorize photos of Wisconsin wildlife."

    Snapshot Wisconsin photo

    The photos collected will offer the unique opportunity to view wildlife going about their normal routines out in the wild and the data will help researchers better understand Wisconsin's ecological landscapes. Snapshot Wisconsin is a project led by Wisconsin DNR in partnership with University of Wisconsin and UW-Extension.

    To volunteer, residents must have access to at least 10 acres of contiguous private land in Sawyer or Iowa counties, and agree to maintain a trail camera on that land for at least one year. Training and supplies will be provided and no prior experience with trail cameras is necessary. In person training sessions will be held at the end of April and into early May 2016. Volunteers can sign up by visiting dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "Snapshot Wisconsin."

    Last Revised: Thursday, March 17, 2016