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Amphibian Egg Mass Survey Training, and Volunteer Appreciation Evening

October 27th 6:30pm-8:00pm Amphibian Egg Mass Survey Training, and Volunteer Appreciation Evening

Join us for a an evening of Amphibian Egg Mass Surveying,  presentation on Columbia Land Trust’s volunteer program, plus our coveted Golden Lopper volunteer awards and refreshments as a “thank you “ to our dedicated volunteers. We would love to see you there!

At our Amphibian Egg Mass Surveying workshop find out what to look for and what's been learned. The Clark County Community-based Amphibian Monitoring Program recruits citizen volunteers and trains them in egg mass survey protocols. This program has been running two years with a goal to involve and train citizen scientists to perform and document where five pond-breeding species of amphibians are.  The intent is to continue annual surveys and expand into Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Data gathered should help in making better species conservation and management decisions.  You'll learn which species are being surveyed and how to identify their egg masses, as well as get an overview of the results from Clark County's effort.   Ann Kastberg is a citizen scientist and co-chair of the Willapa Hills Audubon Society, who started with the first year of the Clark County program in 2008. She'll share her experiences as well as hopes for expansion into Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.   Dr. Peter Ritson, who has a B.A. from University of California San Diego, and Ph.D. from University of California Santa Cruz and  teaches at Clark Community College,  developed and implemented the Clark County program.

Interested? Please RSVP. Contact Warren Neth [email protected] or 360-213-1215



Community Involvement Coordinator

Columbia Land Trust/NWSA member

1351 Officer's Row

Vancouver, WA 98661

Cell ph: 971-645-6505

Office ph: 360-696-0131