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  • ALAPARC Homepage
    united by our interest in the conservation of our unique and fascinating wildlife We welcome all who share our goals to peruse our site learn about our conservation initiatives and consider becoming active within our chapter Our hope is that ALAPARC helps achieve effective conservation by facilitating cooperation and collaboration among Alabama s dedicated citizenry Share our interests and want to join Simply send an e mail to and we

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  • About ALAPARC
    of the most diverse herpetofaunas in North America amphibian and reptile populations face a myriad of threats and pressures in the state Alabama Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation ALAPARC looks forward to working under the auspices of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation PARC to Foster collaboration and networking among those interested in facilitating the conservation of Alabama s amphibians and reptiles and Establish encourage and support initiatives addressing

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  • ALAPARC Initiatives
    ALAPARC on Initiatives There a number of pressing issues faced by Alabama amphibians and reptiles ALAPARC is supporting and or facilitating several research and conservation initiatives to address some of these concerns Initiatives described here are a result of individuals expressing a specific interest in coordinated efforts and taking the lead on running their conservation project We welcome your ideas for additional initiatives ALAPARC will work with you to help

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  • Alabama Herps
    as you plan your trip for the dead of winter on a miserable rainy night Instead perhaps plan your field trip during the first hint of spring and each log or rock turned might present a pink orange spring salamander the tiny and ancient seepage salamander and handfuls of webster s salamanders in yellow or red Once you cross into the coastal plain try a beaver pond and some new vernal pools after a warm spring rain and enjoy choruses of banjo bull and leopard frogs spring peepers and upland chorus frogs fowler s and southern toads northern and southern cricket frogs and green barking pine woods bird voiced and gray treefrogs all calling at once Do some snorkeling in one of our big rivers and you might find black knobbed Alabama and common map turtles in the same five mile stretch with a chance for a big gator snapper or a flattened musk turtle in some spots Don t miss your chance to scan a moist beech magnolia slope in the Red Hills and if it s your lucky day you may see the purple face of a Phaeognathus smiling muppetly at you waiting for a cricket A glass lizard is a good possibility out on the coast and some folks even find pine woods snakes out there near beaches where female loggerheads haul themselves out on occasion Lampropeltis getula For its size the state of Alabama has one of the richest herpetofaunas in North America Alabama has four state endemic species Alabama redbelly cooter black warrior waterdog flattened musk turtle and Red Hills salamander more than any other southeastern state Alabama also has more turtle species than any state in the union Biogeographical factors seem to contribute to this astounding diversity Alabama has a great blend of physiographic

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  • ALAPARC Education and Outreach
    of Alabama benefits from having some of the nation s highest diversity of reptiles and amphibians These species are a special part of our natural heritage and play vital roles in the functioning of our state s ecosystems Unfortunately however Alabama also has the dubious distinction of being a state in which several species are thought to have been extirpated and in which many species are considered at risk for species declines and in some cases extinction Education and outreach are essential tools in combating such declines especially since many of the threats facing Alabama s herpetofauna have their roots in a lack of public awareness and education In line with the nationwide PARC model education and outreach in ALAPARC places a strong emphasis on the role of partnerships with existing conservation organizations as a way to effectively reach a diverse audience across Alabama In addition to providing basic knowledge of Alabama s herpetofauna to the public ALAPARC is committed to fostering collaboration with existing organizations in the state to provide accessibility to curriculum and experts in the field as well as increasing opportunities for hands on experience and participation in citizen science projects for all demographic groups Below are

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  • ALAPARC Publications
    Soehren George Cline Christina Schmidt William Sutton James Rayburn Sierra Stiles and James Stiles 2011 Conservation status of hellbenders Cryptobranchus alleganiensis in Alabama USA Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6 2 242 249 pdf National Forest Checklists Prepared by the Forest Service Amphibians and Reptiles of Bankhead National Forest pdf Amphibians and Reptiles of Conecuh National Forest pdf Amphibians and Reptiles of Talladega National Forest East pdf Amphibians and Reptiles of

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  • ALAPARC Links
    Profiles Fall 2014 Previous Meetings Donate to the ALAPARC Scholarship Initiative Donate to ALAPARC Follow ALAPARC on Links Check out these links ALAPARC gear Shirts hats mugs etc with ALAPARC s logo Our parent organizations Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation PARC Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation SEPARC Our partner organizations Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Environmental Education Association of Alabama Gopher Tortoise Council Legacy Inc

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  • ALAPARC Officers
    conserve Alabama s amphibians and reptiles in different capacities on a daily basis However as with any organization there are several individuals serving ALAPARC with defined roles as well as a steering committee We welcome you to join the team Contact us and let us know how you would like to get involved Co Chairs Chris M Murray Auburn University Webpage Taylor M Roberge University of Alabama at Birmingham Conservation

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