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  • ALAPARC Steering Committee
    Donate to ALAPARC Follow ALAPARC on ALAPARC Steering Committee Matt Aresco Nokuse Plantation Mark Bailey Conservation Southeast Kristin Bakkegard Samford University George Cline Jacksonville State University Ken Dodd University of Florida Whit Gibbons University of Georgia Jim Godwin AL Natural Heritage Program Gabrielle Graeter NC Wildlife Resources Division Craig Guyer Auburn University Jeff Hall NC Wildlife Resources Division Sharon Hermann Auburn University Clay Hilton Birmingham Zoo Robert Mount Auburn University

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/steering_CMTE.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Alabama Hellbender Initiative
    many states where hellbenders Cryptobranchus alleganiensis were once common drastic declines have occurred and this salamander is now one of the most imperiled amphibians in North America Museum collections indicate hellbenders once occurred in many drainages in northern Alabama however the last verified record of a living hellbender in this state was in 1990 see below The purpose of this initiative is to generate voluntary interest from experienced herpetologists in Alabama to determine the current range and status of Alabama hellbenders Early thoughts on how this could easily and cheaply be accomplished are Cryptobranchus alleganiensis A request for possible unverified or unpublished reports of hellbenders to develop a database of all known collection records this request will be channeled through an existing hellbender information sharing website An adopt a stream program to pool effort among interested volunteers each individual will devote at least four sampling occasions per year for at least one historic hellbender collection site A bioblitz competition in which individuals with experience trapping or collecting hellbenders as well as other interested participants will be encouraged to document living hellbenders on a competitive basis Acquisition of funds grants or donations to purchase materials for the construction of traps which can be utilized for determining presence absence of hellbenders with minimal effort and could be incorporated into the adopt a stream program Acquisition of funds grants or donations to distribute educational materials near bridge crossings and other fishing spots in northern Alabama within the potential range of hellbenders to solicit information and cooperation among locals Is this the last Alabama hellbender This summer the kind folks at Dismals Canyon Preserve gave ALAPARC members the hellbender specimen they had found dead in the canyon back in 2006 This hellbender was found on 21 July 2006 and thus is currently the most

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Initiatives/hellbenders.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Chytrid Initiative
    Fact Sheet State Species List Alabama Amphibian Network Fact Sheets Hooray for Herps Outreach Program Database Outdoor Alabama Species Profiles Fall 2014 Previous Meetings Donate to the ALAPARC Scholarship Initiative Donate to ALAPARC Follow ALAPARC on Chytrid Initiative Field Equipment Sterilization Protocols Birmingham Southern College Field Equipment Sterilization Protocols pdf Disinfection of Field Equipment and Personal Gear SEPARC Information Sheet 10 pdf Visit our parent organizations 2009 2012 Alabama Partners

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Initiatives/chytrid.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Gopher Frog Initiative
    the Chattahoochee to Barbour and Russell counties and 3 Mobile and Washington counties The initiative will involve volunteers using Google Earth and other sources to identify potential breeding habitat isolated relatively open ephemeral ponds embedded in a pine or mixed pine forest matrix and conducting calling male and or egg mass surveys from January to March Lithobates capito Lithobates capito is known to be extant at a few sites on Conecuh National Forest and nearby private lands in Escambia and Covington counties but its historic Alabama distribution spanned south Alabama from Mobile Bay one record near Fairhope Baldwin County to the Chattahoochee River one north of Eufaula Barbour County Lithobates sevosus may be extirpated in Alabama but suitable unsurveyed habitat exists It is known to exist today at only a few sites in Mississippi but probably historically occurred in Washington and Mobile counties in Alabama And then there s a problematic and historic disjunct gopher frog population probably L capito from Shelby County south of Birmingham Mount reported them from the 1960s another specimen was collected in the 1980s and I heard several males at a breeding pond now destroyed in the 1990s A lack of good specimens makes it impossible to say with certainty whether this population is L capito or something else altogether After the Mississippi frogs formerly considered conspecific with L capito were described as distinct I regretted not collecting a specimen or two from the Shelby County pond so DNA analysis could be performed I consider finding another Shelby County population to be the highest priority and would like to see the most attention focused there But volunteers from south Alabama could take up the cause to find populations nearer to them which would also greatly contribute to our knowledge of these species Gopher frogs can

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Initiatives/GopherFrogs.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Species List of Alabama Herps
    toed Amphiuma Family Cryptobranchidae Hellbenders Cryptobranchus C alleganiensis Hellbender Family Plethodontidae Lungless Salamanders Aneides A aeneus Gree Salamander Desmognathus D aeneus Seepage Salamander D apalachicolae Apalachicola Dusky Salamander D auriculatus Southern Dusky Salamander D conanti Spotted Dusky Salamander D monticola Seal Salamander D ocoee Ocoee Salamander Eurycea E aquatica Brownback Salamander E chamberlaini Chamberlain s Dwarf Salamander E cirrigera Southern Two lined Salamander E guttolineata Three lined Salamander E longicauda Longtail Salamander E lucifuga Cave Salamander E quadridigitata Coastal Plain Dwarf Salamander Gyrinophilus G palleucus Tennessee Cave Salamander G porphyriticus Spring Salamander Hemidactylium H scutatum Four toed Salamander Phaeognathus P hubrichti Red Hills Salamander Plethodon P glutinosus Northern Slimy Salamander P grobmani Southeastern Slimy Salamander P mississippi Mississippi Slimy Salamander P serratus Southern Redback Salamander P ventralis Southern Zigzag Salamander P websteri Webster s Salamander Pseudotriton P montanus Eastern Mud Salamander P ruber Red Salamander Family Proteidae Mudpuppies and Waterdogs Necturus N alabamensis Black Warrior Waterdog N cf lodingi Loding s Mudpuppy N maculosus Common Mudpuppy Family Salamandridae Newts Notophthalmus N viridescens Eastern Newt Family Sirenidae Sirens Siren S intermedia Lesser Siren S lacertina Greater Siren CLASS CHELONIA Turtles Order Cryptodira Straightneck Turtles Family Cheloniidae Sea Turtles Caretta C caretta Loggerhead Chelonia C mydas Green Turtle Eretmochelys E imbricata Hawksbill Lepidochelys L kempii Atlantic Ridley Family Chelydridae Snapping Turtles Chelydra C serpentina Common Snapping Turtle Macrochelys M temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Family Dermochelyidae Letherbacks Dermochelys D coriacea Leatherback Family Emydidae Box and Basking Turtles Chrysemys C dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle C picta Northern Painted Turtle Deirochelys D reticularia Chicken Turtle Graptemys G barbouri Barbour s Map Turtle G ernsti Escambia Map Turtle G geographica Common Map Turtle G nigrinoda Black knobbed Map Turtle G ouachitensis Ouachita Map Turtle G pulchra Alabama Map Turtle Malaclemys M terrapin Diamondback Terrapin Pseudemys P alabamensis Alabama Redbelly Turtle P concinna Eastern River Cooter P floridana Florida Cooter Terrapene T carolina Eastern Box Turtle Trachemys T scripta Slider Family Kinosternidae Mud and Musk Turtles Kinosternon K subrubrum Eastern Mud Turtle Sternotherus S carinatus Razorback Musk Turtle S depressus Flattened Musk Turtle S minor Loggerhead Musk Turtle S odoratus Common Musk Turtle Family Testudinidae Tortoises Gopherus G polyphemus Gopher Tortoise Family Trionychidae Softshells Apalone A ferox Florida Softshell A mutica Smooth Softshell A spinifera Spiny Softshell CLASS EUSUCHIA Crocodilians Order Crocodylia Crocodiles Alligators Caimans Gavials Family Alligatoridae Alligators and Caimans Alligator A mississippiensis American Alligator CLASS REPTILIA Amphisbaenians Lizards Snakes Tuataras Order Squamata Lizards Family Anguidae Glass Lizards and Alligator Lizards Ophisaurus O attenuatus Slender Glass Lizard O mimicus Mimic Glass Lizard O ventralis Eastern Glass Lizard Family Phrynosomatidae Spiny Lizards Sceloporus S undulatus Eastern Fence Lizard Family Polychrotidae Anoles Anolis A carolinensis Green Anole Family Scincidae Skinks Plestiodon P anthracinus Coal Skink P egregius Mole Skink P fasciatus Five lined Skink P inexpectatus Southeastern Five lined Skink P laticeps Broadhead Skink Scincella S lateralis Ground Skink Family Teiidae Whiptails Racerunners Ameivas Aspidoscelis A sexlineata Six lined Racerunner Order Squamata Snakes Family Colubridae Colubrid Snakes Carphophis

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/AL_Herps/species_list.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Alabama Amphibian Network (AAN)
    Network The Alabama Amphibian Network is a collaborative partnership between the University of Alabama ALAPARC Legacy Partners in Environmental Education and environmental education centers EE centers throughout Alabama The operational portion of the network consists of EE centers that are participating in a statewide citizen science program aimed at increasing amphibian awareness in the public eye as well as increasing our knowledge of amphibian distributions throughout the state Both public awareness and basic distributional knowledge of amphibians are surprisingly low in Alabama and the Alabama Amphibian Network s primary goal is to improve both areas Participating EE centers in the Alabama Amphibian Network use identical arrays of coverboards and PVC treefrog shelters to sample amphibians in their educational programs These are tools used by practicing herpetologists to sample amphibians in the field allowing students to gain hands on experience with both amphibians and scientific research during educational programs at participating centers EE partners report data on amphibians quarterly to the amphibian network and ALAPARC where they are stored for future research on population trends and species distributions in Alabama EE centers have been selected from all regions of Alabama to thoroughly sample its amphibian diversity and to provide outreach to

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Outreach/AL_amphibian_network.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Amphibian and Reptile Fact Sheets
    State Fact Sheet State Species List Alabama Amphibian Network Fact Sheets Hooray for Herps Outreach Program Database Outdoor Alabama Species Profiles Fall 2014 Previous Meetings Donate to the ALAPARC Scholarship Initiative Donate to ALAPARC Follow ALAPARC on Amphibian and Reptile Fact Sheets General Amphibians and Reptiles of Alabama pdf Species Eastern Indigo Snake Drymarchon couperi pdf More Fact Sheets coming soon Visit our parent organizations 2009 2012 Alabama Partners in

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Outreach/Fact_Sheets.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Hooray for Herps!
    with the Environmental Education Association of Alabama EEAA and ALAPARC to provide six member workshops around the state of Alabama focused on Reptile and Amphibians The Hooray for Herps workshops which start at 9 00 am and end at 3 30 pm include content information and current research from a herpetologist hands on experiences with live animals and classroom activities relating to the animals habitat and conservation Lunch will be provided for all workshop participants as well as a teaching kit worth over 100 After the workshop attendees may choose to participate in an optional field trip to go looking for some of these incredible animals See below for information on workshops Saturday June 26 2010 Location U S Army Corps of Engineers Visitor s Center near Selma Registration Deadline June 19 2010 Saturday July 10 2010 Location Ruffner Mountain Nature Center in Birmingham Registration Deadline June 19 2010 Saturday September 11 2010 Location Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Decatur Registration Deadline June 19 2010 Saturday October 2 2010 Location Environmental Studies Center in Mobile Registration Deadline September 25 2010 Space IS limited in the Hooray for Herps workshops For more information contact Toni Bruner at the Legacy

    Original URL path: http://www.alaparc.org/Outreach/Hooray4Herps.html (2016-02-01)
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