Volunteers sought for Snapshot Wisconsin

With over 2000 cameras deployed and counting, Snapshot Wisconsin is showing no signs of slowing down!

Snapshot Wisconsin volunteers set up and monitor trail cameras, which take photos of wildlife that pass by. These photos contribute to an extensive database that helps the DNR make wildlife management decisions. Over 63 million photos have been collected so far!

Volunteers are provided the trail cameras and check them every few months. After uploading the images, volunteers join a community from across the globe to consensus classify the animals found in the photos.

Learn more about getting your own trail camera here:

Read about the origin of the effort, which was a collaboration of the Wisconsin DNR, NASA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since the beginning, the goal has been to provide one of the richest and most comprehensive caches of wildlife data for any spot on the planet.