Forest Salamander Monitoring
Forest Salamander Monitoringis part of the
National Park Service Northeast Temperate Network Inventory & Monitoring Program
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:
- Determine changes in forest amphibian populations.
- Establish and better understand correlations between forest amphibian population sizes and forest health.
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
802-457-3368 ext. 40