citizen science http://wxpr.org en Citizen Science Data Show Improving Water Clarity in Northwoods Lakes http://wxpr.org/post/citizen-science-data-show-improving-water-clarity-northwoods-lakes <p>A new study on lake clarity across eight Midwestern states relies solely on data from citizen scientists.</p><p>WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Noah Lottig, a research scientist based at the UW Madison Trout Lake Station, about the study’s significance.</p><p></p><p>The records dated back to the late 1930s and spanned eight Midwestern states.&nbsp; The trend across more than three thousand lakes was a slight increase in water clarity.&nbsp; And in Wisconsin and Minnesota, that trend was stronger in the northern regions.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18221 at http://wxpr.org Citizen Science Data Show Improving Water Clarity in Northwoods Lakes DNR: Calling All Wolf Trackers http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-calling-all-wolf-trackers <p>DNR officials are asking for volunteers to help with the state’s winter wolf count. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>DNR Carnivore Biologist Jane Wiedenhoeft&nbsp;says those numbers go into determining the state’s wolf hunting quota.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It’s extremely important to us.&nbsp; It’s not our only source of data for the winter count, but it is a major source of data.”</p></blockquote><p>Wolves are the main counting target, but trackers will also note signs of other carnivores.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:44:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10354 at http://wxpr.org DNR: Calling All Wolf Trackers