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Snapshot Wisconsin collects and identifies wildlife photos, volunteers neededSubmitted: 03/30/2017
ONEIDA COUNTY - 65 species of native mammals call Wisconsin home.

The DNR wants help collecting data about all of them.

"Snapshot Wisconsin" is a statewide wildlife monitoring program. It relies on volunteers to host a trail camera throughout the year.

"We ask a volunteer to set the camera out for us and go out and check it periodically, change the camera chip, change the batteries. Then they upload the photos to a central site," said DNR Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Holtz.


Individuals, groups, or even schools can host a trail camera. The DNR is mostly looking for people in Oneida County. 

There are some land requirements. 

But even if you can't host a camera you can still help out.

"Anyone from the public can scroll through thousands and thousands of photos and help us identify and help us identify all the kinds of wildlife that are out there," said Holtz. "It's a pretty neat. The public actually gets to see the photos before the DNR goes through. We're not identifying every animal. We're asking the public to help us with that."

To find out if you can host a trail camera or to help identify wildlife visit Snapshot Wisconsin's website linked below.


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Story By: Katie Thoresen

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