Ecological Monitoring

Ecological monitors are trained to survey various species and habitats throughout restored and remnant habitats at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.  The data collected by volunteers is used to evaluate management needs and effectiveness, resulting in better ecological management practices.  Multi-year commitments are best for these positions since field experience is best acquired over time.  Some programs accommodate independent schedules (bird, frog, butterfly) while others take place on scheduled dates with a team of volunteers.  Ecological monitors help directly with part one of our mission to conserve, restore and enhance the native populations and habitats of fish, wildlife and plants.


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Select a tile to read more about each monitoring opportunity: 

Tile: Bird Monitoring Tile: Butterfly Monitoring Tile: Floristic Quality Monitoring Tile: Frog Monitoring Tile: Plants of Concern Monitoring Tile: RiverWatch Volunteer Tile: Water Quality Monitoring