No previous experience with frogs and salamanders is necessary. As a volunteer, you will learn to search for, identify and count amphibian egg masses. Data obtained will provide essential information for amphibian conservation. We need to know what out’s there and where it is.
As a volunteer, you should…
- Be comfortable working in teams in a variety of locations
- Be self directed and responsible
- Be able to provide your own transportation to sites
- Be adapted to Northwest weather conditions
- We ask you to commit to attend a training session in February (register for a 2017 training day here) and a minimum of 12 hours of help surveying between the training in February and May 1st (foray dates and descriptions are listed under the Volunteer tab).
Volunteers receive a free full-day workshop on how to identify amphibians, their eggs, and survey method protocols. What we ask in return is a minimum of 12 hours of help surveying for these cool critters. Survey work will take place in the late winter and early spring, so the weather can be challenging. We will be working in some very wet, but amazingly beautiful, places so you should feel comfortable working in water in off-trail and uneven ground conditions. For additional questions, please contact Vikki Jackson at Vikki@whatfrogs.org