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:
- Establishing and modifying routes
- Sampling periods and conditions
- Sampling procedures
- Submitting data
The Massachusetts Coordinator for the Calling Amphibian Survey is:
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-4743 (voice)
(413) 545-4358 (fax)
A complete copy of the Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey Procedures and Protocols is available from the Online Documents page.