The Wisconsin DNR recently launched a new volunteer program called Snapshot Wisconsin that provides participants with trail cameras used to monitor wildlife. Photos collected by volunteers will provide important species data used to make wildlife management decisions. Enrollment is now open in Racine County.
Snapshot Wisconsin volunteers host a trail camera for at least one year. Volunteers should have access to at least 10 acres of contiguous private land. Equipment and training are provided by DNR staff, and no prior experience with trail cameras is necessary.
There is also an opportunity for the general public to help classify the wildlife photos online at www.snapshotwisconsin.org. The Snapshot Wisconsin website contains more details and a link to the volunteer signup page.