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Wildlife Monitor


Almost all monitoring opportunties are now closed, the monitoring season has begun for the year.  Check back in winter & early spring for training opportunities.

Programs that can be joined anytime:
Bee Spotter
IL Beach Hawk Watch

Learn about all of the monitoring programs here

Gather data on select animal species in our preserves. The data collected increases our understanding and helps in the preservation of the species. Monitors use a prescribed protocol to gather and record information. May work independently or with trained personnel. Attendance at a training program is required.

How to Apply

Complete a Volunteer Interest Form and a volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you.

Volunteer Interest Form


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