Resources

Organizations and societies

PARC
NWPARC
Midwest PARC
NEPARC
SEPARC
Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network (CARC)

Forums

FieldHerpForum
Reptile forums

Identification and classification

Catalogue of Life
The Reptile Database
Amphibians of the World
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center “Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key”

Research and Methods

ASIH/HL/SSAR Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles

NEW! Decontamination Protocols

Excerpt from PARC’s Inventory and Monitoring book: Decontamination of Field Gear by Jamie B. Bettaso (pp. 242-243):  PDF file (black and white)

http://www.salamanderfungus.org/resources/disinfection-procedures/

USGS Standard operating procedures

Restraint and Handling of Live Amphibians
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/amphibian_research_procedures/handling_and_restraint.jsp

Collection of Blood Samples From Adult Amphibians
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/amphibian_research_procedures/blood_samples.jsp

Toe-clipping of Frogs and Toads
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/amphibian_research_procedures/toe_clipping.jsp

Collection, Preservation and Mailing of Amphibians for Diagnostic Examinations
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/publications/amphibian_research_procedures/specimen_collection.jsp

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Job listings at PARC website

Nevada Department of Wildlife: http://www.ndow.org/learn/vol/recruiter/index.shtm

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