From the spruce bogs of the north to the sedge meadows of the south, wetlands support more species of plants and animals than other habitats in Wisconsin. In addition to providing wildlife habitat, wetlands help purify water and control flooding. In recent years, the importance of wetland habitat and ecosystem services has gathered greater attention, and interest has grown among citizens to monitor wetlands to improve our understanding and management of them.

This series of nine downloadable pdf files is written for volunteer coordinators who want to establish wetland monitoring projects at the site level. Using this series can help coordinators establish monitoring activities that will accomplish one or more of the following three things – allow citizens to learn about and become engaged with local wetlands, characterize the wetland being monitored or contribute to statewide data about wetland species.

 

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INTRODUCTION BIRDS SMALL
MAMMALS
DRAGONFLIES &
DAMSELFLIES
FROGS &
TOADS
BUTTERFLIES INVASIVE
PLANTS
WATER
QUALITY
MACRO-
INVERTEBRATES

 


Project coordination by the Rock River Coalition and Suzanne Wade, UW-Extension Basin Education Initiative.
Researched and written by Patrice Kohl
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