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Oregon Spotted Frog Survey Training Sign-Up: The countdown to the start of our Oregon Spotted Frog season is underway! Please join us in supporting this threatened species by helping us collect vital data from local populations, including conducting egg mass surveys with us.  We ask that you have some previous experience with amphibians, such as past participation in WCAMP’s citizen science program. If you are interested in signing up for our training or have questions, please contact Stephen Nyman at stephen@whatfrogs.org.  Our surveys are performed under authorization by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Whatcom Land Trust.

WCAMP’s annual Oregon Spotted Frog egg mass survey training will be held on Saturday March 7, beginning at 9:00 at the Whatcom Land Trust office (412 North Commercial Street, Bellingham). The training will cover everything you will need to familiarize yourself with our favorite frog (or enjoy a refresher course) and its habitat, as well as the other species we may encounter, survey protocols, field safety, and other important information. If weather conditions are favorable to see frogs, we will then car-pool to an Oregon Spotted Frog site. We will plan to conclude the field day by 2:00 or 2:30. We hope that everyone will commit to doing one or more formal surveys with us in the weeks after the training. Survey participants are required to do the training or have demonstrated previous experience.

We will have coffee and some snacks for the morning, but please bring whatever other sustenance you will need to stay comfortable in the field.Dress warmly and to stay dry all day, regardless of the weather. We have waders to loan if you are interested. More information will be provided prior to the training.

To sign up or ask questions contact Stephen Nyman at  Stephen@whatfrogs.org.

 

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