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Marsh Monitoring Program

The Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) is a wildlife monitoring program for coastal and inland marshes. Its success has been fuelled by the energy and contributions of volunteers. First established in Ontario in 1995, the program has more recently been launched in Québec and the Prairies. MMP surveyors record information about marsh birds, habitat, and (in some regions) frogs and toads. Survey information helps track long-term trends in species diversity, and guides conservation, restoration, and management programs for marshes and their bird and amphibian inhabitants.

The MMP offers everyone - from amateur naturalists to professional biologists - a unique and rewarding opportunity to contribute toward understanding and conserving wetlands, one of North America's most threatened ecosystems.

Surveys for the Marsh Monitoring Program are conducted in the Great Lakes region of Ontario and the U.S., and in Québec, the Prairies and the Maritimes. Visit the regional program pages to learn more about how you can become involved in the MMP!


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