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Strikingly Beautiful Birds - Lorikeets


Citizen Scientists - Helping Bird Conservation Immensely

There was an interesting article in the local paper recently entitled "Citizen Scientists at Work" (Seely, 2009). Early on in the piece the author made a statement that was intriguing news to me:

"He's part of a little-heralded but significant movement in natural resource managment that is worth noting on this Earth Day - the rise of the citizen scientist."

What an interesting development!

Shadowed Meadows, Sunlit Pines Outdoor Art

Friedman, Jon R.

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As a way of backing up this supposition, the author goes on to quote a State of Wisconsin employee who coordinates citizen based monitoring programs for the Dept. of Natural Resources, Loren Ayers: "Thousands of volunteers are now helping natural resource agencies and organizations in Wisconsin and around the country to keep an eye on everything from wildlife populations to water and air quality. The surge in interest in such volunteer opportunities has been matched by a growing wi…