Citizen-based Monitoring Network (CBM) Partnership Program grants available!
The WDNR and the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring (WCBM) Network are again providing funding grants up to $5,000 and assistance to high priority programs. Funds for 2017-2018 focus on existing citizen-based monitoring programs that address WDNR priority monitoring needs for aquatic and terrestrial species and habitats.
Although the only priority related specifically to native plants is for Wisconsin rare plants, funding could go a long way toward monitoring invasive species sites. Citizen science help is invaluable toward efforts to effectively control non-native invasive species.
Another priority is invertebrates — bumblebees, dragonflies and damselflies, monarch larva and Wisconsin butterflies. Also, bats. Again, citizen science volunteers are invaluable in monitoring the status of these creatures.
Applications for CBM grants are due April 6 for funds starting July 1, 2017.
Questions? Contact Eva Lewandowski.
Thank you Brock Woods, WDNR Wetland Invasive Plant Programs, for this information.