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Salamander Crossing Brigades

Trains volunteers to count migrating amphibians and safely usher the animals across roads during mass migrations.

Salamander Crossing Brigades

As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, AVEO trains volunteers to serve as Salamander Crossing Guards at amphibian road crossing hotspots throughout the Monadnock Region. Volunteers count migrating amphibians and safely usher the animals across roads during one or more “Big Nights" in March and April. More information on this project can be found at:
Salamander Crossing Brigades

 

Keywords:

Topic - amphibians, salamanders, frogs, roadkill, migration

Audience - community members, adults, families

Location - New Hampshire, Monadnock Region, New England, North America, Northeast

Goals - stewardship, education

Other - road mortality, road ecology

 

Collaborators:

 

Harris Center for Conservation Education

 

Contacts:

 

Brett Amy Thelen, Program Director, Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory email Brett Amy Thelen

 

  603-358-2065

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