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Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program

Main Project Information
Goal Monitor the populations of Wisconsin mussels for conservation
Task Conduct mussel surveys
Where Wisconsin, United States of America
Description

Participants throughout Wisconsin are asked to conduct freshwater mussel surveys. This involved systematic searching for shells and live mussels. Shell specimens and photos of live mussels are often taken from rivers, lakes, or streams.

Over half of Wisconsin's 51 native mussel species (also known as clams) are listed as species in greatest need of conservation, or we need information on where they currently occur. Threats like habitat alteration (dams, silt) and the presence of invasive mussels (zebra mussels) pose major threats to the existence of our native mussels. The Mussel Monitoring Program of Wisconsin would like your help in finding out what mussels occur in your area!

How to Join

Visit our website for more information: http://wiatri.net/inventory/mussels/

Website http://wiatri.net/inventory/mussels/
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags clams, freshwater, mussel, mussels, rivers, streams, wisconsin
Project Updated 04/10/2017