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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Forest Salamander Monitoring

Forest Salamander Monitoring

is part of the

National Park Service Northeast Temperate Network Inventory & Monitoring Program

Open the Forest Salamander Monitoring website



Amphibians represent an important part of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the northeastern United States. The Northeast Temperate Network (NETN) monitors forest amphibian populations in order to track trends that may warn of ecosystem degredation and to direct conservation actions. Specifically, this monitoring program is designed to help scientists:

  1. Determine changes in forest amphibian populations.
  2. Establish and better understand correlations between forest amphibian population sizes and forest health.
Salamander monitoring is attractive and appropriate for middle and high-school aged volunteers because activities take place in fall and spring when school is in session and because techniques are simple and straighforward.



Open the Forest Salamander Monitoring website



Topic - salamanders, monitoring

Audience - K-12 teachers, students, NPS staff, park visitors

Location - Acadia NP, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Rosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, Saratoga NHP

Goals - long-term monitoring, education



Adam Kozlowski, Northeast Temperate Network Data Manager/Ecologist  email Adam

  802-457-3368 ext. 40

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