University of Massachusetts Amherst

Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program


The North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) was created to coordinate national and local efforts to collect long-term data on amphibian populations across much of the United States. NAAMP relies on volunteer monitors as a cost-effective way to gather long-term data over broad geographic areas. These efforts are coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey and a network of Regional Coordinators with data collection conducted according to a scientifically peer-reviewed protocol.

The objective of NAAMP is to collect scientifically credible data that will allow us to reliably track amphibian populations and assess their status and trends.

The Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey is the Massachusetts component of NAAMP.


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