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Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program


Massachusetts Monitoring Protocols

The NAAMP is a collaborative effort among regional partners, such as state natural resource agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor populations of calling amphibians. The USGS provides central coordination and database management. The regional partners recruit and train volunteer observers to collect amphibian population data, following the protocol of the NAAMP.

The Procedures and Protocols for the Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey are consistent with those of the NAAMP. They provide information on:

The Massachusetts Coordinator for the Calling Amphibian Survey is:

Scott Jackson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA  01003
(413) 545-4743 (voice)
(413) 545-4358 (fax) (email)

A complete copy of the Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey Procedures and Protocols is available from the Online Documents page.

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