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Do you have talents and interests you'd like to share? Concerned about our state's natural resources? If so, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources needs your skills and talents. Many groups and individuals generously offer their time for an hour, a day, a weekend project or for a longer seasonal position.

Statewide

Statewide

Project or ProgramContact InfoDates
Acoustic Bat Monitoring Project [exit DNR]Paul WhiteApril 1 - Sept. 30
Bat Roost Monitoring Project [exit DNR]Heather KaarakkaMay- August
Wisconsin MarshBird Survey [exit DNR]Ryan BradyMay-June
Western Great Lakes Owl Survey [exit DNR]Ryan BradyApril
Wisconsin Nightjar Survey [exit DNR]Ryan BradyMay-June
WI Red-shouldered Hawk Survey [exit DNR]Ryan BradyLate March-Early May
Frog and Toad Survey [exit DNR]Rori PaloskiEarly and Late Spring, Early Summer
Large Mammal ReportingJane WiedenhoeftOnline
Carnivore TrackingJane WiedenhoeftDecember-April
Deer Hunter Wildlife SurveyBrian DhueySeptember - January
Operation Deer WatchBrian DhueyAugust/September
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic Invasives TBDSummer Months
Water Action Volunteers [exit DNR]Kris StepenuckMay-October
River Cleanups [exit DNR]Kris StepenuckMay-October
Storm Drain Stenciling [exit DNR]Kris StepenuckMay-October
Project Red [exit DNR]Laura MacFarland 
Dragonflies and Damselflies [exit DNR]Bob DuboisMay-October
Mussels [exit DNR]Lisie KitchelSummer Months
Snapshot Wisconsin Jennifer Stenglein Year-round
State Natural Areas Volunteer Program Jared Urban Online
Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II Nick Anich Primarily summer months, some year-round opportunities
Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program Kevin Doyle Primarily May through September
State Park Campground Host Janet Hutchens May-October
State Park Nature Center Host & Naturalist Janet Hutchens May-October
State Park, Forest, Trails Conservationist Janet Hutchens Year-Round
Adopt-A-Trail Janet Hutchens May-October
State Park Visitor Center Volunteer Janet Hutchens May-October
Adopt a Fisheries and Wildlife Area Tim Lizotte Year-round

Northern

Northern

Project or ProgramContact InfoDatesSpecific Area
Wisconsin Lakes and WildlifeMike MeyerSummer MonthsNorth
Recreational Safety WardenMark LittleOngoingNorth
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesKris LarsenSummer MonthsNorthwest- Spooner
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesSandy WickmanSummer MonthsRhinelander Area

Northeast

Northeast

Project or ProgramContact InfoDatesSpecific Area
Sturgeon Guard VolunteerKarl Scheidegger
DNR Sturgeon Guard
 Spring Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Winnebago Co.
Recreational Safety WardenHeather GottschalkOngoingNorth Eastern-South
Recreational Safety WardenJeffrey DautermanOngoingNortheast
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesBrenda NordinSummer Months 
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesKaycie StushekSummer MonthsMarathon, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood counties
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesNancy TurykSummer MonthsPortage

West central

West central

Project or ProgramContact InfoDatesSpecific Area
Wisconsin Lakes and WildlifeMike MeyerSummer MonthsNorth
Predation and Fawn RecruitmentDaniel Storm
Karl Martin
 Sawyer County
Recreational Safety WardenMark LittleOngoingNorth
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesKris LarsenSummer MonthsNorthwest- Spooner
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesSandy WickmanSummer MonthsRhinelander Area

South central

South central

Project or ProgramContact InfoDatesSpecific Area
Deer Ecology and CWD in WisconsinDan Storm
Karl Martin
Robert Rolley
Jordan Petchenik
OngoingSouthwestern
Recreational Safety WardenBill YearmanOngoingWest Central
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesReesa EvansSummer MonthsAdams County
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesAnna MaresSummer MonthsWest Central
Lake Citizen Monitoring- Aquatic InvasivesRachel SabreSummer MonthsSouth Central- Madison
Environmental Education Intern Chrystal Seeley-Schreck Fall & Spring Poynette (Columbia County)
Custodial Volunteer - MacKenzie Ctr. Ruth Ann Lee Ongoing Poynette (Columbia County)

Southeast

Southeast

Project or ProgramContact InfoDatesSpecific Area
Recreational Safety WardenKyle DrakeOngoingSouth East
Recreational Safety WardenJason RobertsOngoingSouth Eastern-South
Recreational Safety WardenCatherina NooyenOngoingSouth Central

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Last revised: Tuesday November 08 2016