Citizen Science in Wisconsin Conservation

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In this Friday, July 10, 2015 photo, Neil Gifford, conservation director at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, carries tents containing Karner Blue butterflies that will be released at the preserve in Albany, N.Y. More than two decades of habitat restoration and breeding programs have put the endangered Karner blue butterfly on track to recovery in the New York pine barrens where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. The silvery blue, postage stamp-size butterfly is also making a comeback in parts of Ohio and New Hampshire where it was thought to have been wiped out before 2000. Populations have declined but persisted in Wisconsin and Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Michael Dieringer Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Michael Dieringer Technical Director
  • Susan Frett Guest
  • Eva Lewandowski Guest

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