Presentation on theme: "Wisconsin’s Wildlife Action Plan and Citizen-Based Monitoring Tara L.E. Bergeson Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator Wisconsin Department of."— Presentation transcript:
Wisconsin’s Wildlife Action Plan and Citizen-Based Monitoring Tara L.E. Bergeson Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
which native wildlife species are most at risk, what habitats they are associated with, where they occur across the state, and priority conservation actions to help “get them off and keep them off” any Endangered/Threatened species lists in the future.
Protection of SGCN and their Habitats SGCN – threats – conservation actions Natural Communities (e.g. boreal forest, dry prairie, ephemeral pond) Ecological Landscapes – land classification system – 16 ecological landscapes in Wisconsin
Protection of SGCN and their Habitats
Ultimate Question: Are we keeping species off the Endangered or Threatened list?
Species, Natural Communities, and Effectiveness of Conservation Actions Monitoring and the Wildlife Action Plan
Citizen-Based Monitoring for the Wildlife Action Plan DNR’s Role: Identify appropriate opportunities for citizens, Provide support (training, funding), and Ensure that data are scientifically sound so they will be used.
Opportunities for Citizen-Based Monitoring for the WAP Information gaps for species & habitats Specific threats to a species’ habitat Property-based monitoring
Importance of Citizen-Based Monitoring
Wisconsin NatureMapping WI Breeding Bird Atlas Christmas Bird Count Wisconsin e-Bird Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey Wisconsin Odonate Survey Citizen-Based Monitoring Programs Great Lakes Worm Watch Clean Boats Clean Waters Self-help Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Water Action Volunteers Winter Track Count
Support for Citizen-Based Monitoring State Wildlife Grants Water Monitoring Strategy Citizen-based Monitoring Partnership Program