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- For information on volunteering with Wolves & Other Mammals, contact:
- Adrian Wydeven
Division of Land Endangered Resources
Wolves & other mammals
Volunteer carnivore tracking
Wolf track in snow.
Because carnivores are often secretive and occupy very large home ranges, it is difficult to monitor them by direct observation. However we can still estimate the abundance and distribution of carnivores by observing the number and location of their tracks. Volunteers have been conducting snow track surveys for wolves and other carnivores since 1995. To participate, trackers are expected to attend a wolf ecology course, attend a track training course, take a mammal track test, and agree to complete three surveys following DNR guidelines. Get Involved.
Large mammal reporting
Citizen observations are important in determining the distribution and abundance of rare animals throughout the state. Get Involved Please use this online form to report observations of the gray wolf, cougar, lynx, and moose in Wisconsin.