Amphibian Trackers Wanted!
Do you love hearing the symphony of ribbits and croaks at a pond, or watching young toadlets and froglets hop in the willows? Then the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project is the perfect place for you! This citizen science and professional monitoring project is geared toward gathering as much information as we can about amphibians in Wyoming and beyond! Click here to learn more about the project.
Even though there's proof of world-wide declines in amphibian populations, funding to monitor amphibian populations is extremely low. Amphibians tend to be the forgotten child of the wildlife world, since they are so good at hiding from us, they aren't hunted like elk or deer, and they're not fuzzy and classically cute like ferrets or pygmy rabbits.
But they need our help! Amphibians are disappearing around the world. Because they don’t get much attention, oftentimes populations disappear without anyone knowing… until it’s too late.
You can help!
We need people to be partners in helping keep track of amphibian populations in the Rocky Mountain region so that we can identify problems in time to correct them. Standardized monitoring allows us to have an "early warning system" that will alert us to potential declines. Once alerted, we can focus our resources on correcting the problem before it’s too late.
Please consider helping us keep track of these amazing creatures by adopting a survey catchment in your area!