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Snapshot Wisconsin A volunteer-based project for wildlife monitoring

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Let's discover our wildlife together! Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership to monitor wildlife year-round, using a statewide network of trail cameras. The project provides data needed for wildlife management decision support. It is also a unique opportunity for individuals, families, and students to get involved in monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources.

Snapshot Wisconsin in the headlines

Snapshot Wisconsin on CBS58 in Milwaukee
The nature kindergarten at Woodside Elementary in Sussex has been hosting a Snapshot Wisconsin camera for the last few years. This program shares how the kids are engaged in the project and how other people in Southeastern Wisconsin can get involved now that the project has opened statewide.
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Citizen science in Wisconsin conservation
Can anyone be a scientist? Citizen science and crowdsourcing data have become ways to gather a large amount of data with a small amount of resources. We’ll learn about citizen science and its impact in Wisconsin conservation with our two DNR guests...
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Smith: Snapshot Wisconsin trail cam project poised to go statewide
In one image, a bull elk appears to be taking a selfie. In another, a short-eared owl could be playing "chicken" with the camera. In yet another, a white-tailed deer fawn looks every bit a kid on summer break as it splashes through a creek. These and hundreds of other candid portraits of wild animals in Wisconsin are worthy of publication in a book. But they weren't taken by a professional photographer. And they aren't just compelling images. All were captured on trail cameras set out by volunteers...
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Photos: Wisconsin's remarkable wildlife
White-tail deer. This photo and the others in this gallery are from Snapshot Wisconsin, a citizen-science effort coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources to monitor wildlife and information wildlife management in the state...
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Last revised: Thursday January 31 2019