Since 1978, LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program has engaged an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern Wisconsin. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided SOEI and WI DNR with data, and contributed to environmental awareness. With threats such as oil spills, mercury, and lead poisoning, and habitat loss, long-term monitoring programs are essential to detect changes in loon population and help develop clever management strategies.
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