Wisconsin Ephemeral Ponds Project
The purpose of this project is to train citizens to identify, inventory, and monitor the ecology of ephemeral ponds. Ephemeral ponds are present only a portion of the year. They usually dry up in late summer but are available as habitat for a variety of amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and wildlife during spring and early summer. The objective of the project is to collect data that will lead to a better understanding of the location and ecology of Wisconsin's ephemeral pond habitats.
This project began in 2008 in Southeastern Wisconsin's coastal counties. Adults in Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Washington, and Walworth counties are invited to participate.
Citizens within the Southeastern Wisconsin project area can contact:
Riveredge Nature Center
Citizens who live outside of Southeastern Wisconsin can contact:
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources