Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop 2014

RarePond2014This spring, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and The Wildlife Project are back at it, sponsoring the Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop, March 29-30, 2014 at the Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa, CA. Workshop instructors Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez will cover aquatic survey techniques for California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), California red-legged frog (Rana draytoni), and western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata). After-hours field trips will provide hands-on experience with all three species, including dip net sampling, spotlight surveys, and visual encounter and trapping.

Dave and Jeff, whom I’ve known for years, are experienced herpetologists who have logged inestimable hours in the field between them studying these species. Their knowledge is priceless, but the workshop worth every penny.

You can learn more about the workshop by downloading the informational flyer or visiting the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation website.

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  1. #1 by Don Stephens on January 8, 2014 - 10:08 am

    Matt,

    Thanks for the heads-up on this. Is there a link for access to related down-loadable papers, as there has been in past years? I didn’t see one in the flyer, or the info you provided…

    Thanks,

    – Don Stephens,
    Unfortunately, just too far
    away to participate… 🙂

    • #2 by Matthew Bettelheim on January 8, 2014 - 10:10 am

      Don,

      I think you are thinking of the Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program workshops, which offer online resources [https://bioaccumulation.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/elkhorn-slough-2013-western-pond-turtle-workshop/] with every workshop offered.

  2. #3 by Don Stephens on January 8, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Sorry,
    So this is a different group, entirely….as Gilda would say, “nevermind..”
    – Don

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