Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program
Volunteers have been playing a crucial role in wildlife conservation efforts for many years. Vast datasets collected through programs like the nearly 50-year-old North American Breeding Bird Survey, or more recent programs such as eBird, would not exist without their efforts. Individuals who volunteer with ACA can develop skills and gain knowledge related to conservation and, at the same time, increase our capacity to deliver conservation initiatives. In 2014/15, 30 participants from the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program submitted 60 amphibian and 37 reptile observations, including locations of 8 snake hibernacula (dens). These data represented 80% of the amphibian and 56% of the reptile species native to the province. Data collected by volunteers provide a better understanding of the distribution and status of Alberta’s amphibians and reptiles, and provide valuable information for land-use planning efforts. These partnerships and volunteer relationships are examples of how ACA can work with a network of enthusiastic volunteers to positively impact conservation.
Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society, City of Edmonton’s Master Naturalist Program
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