Michigan Herp Atlas Brochure

May 23rd, 2021 — Resources

Several species that were recently common have experienced population declines or may be currently in decline. The Michigan Herp Atlas has become a valuable tool in monitoring these declining groups. This brochure can be printed and distributed to encourage people to submit to the Michigan Herp Atlas. Read More

Michigan Amphibian & Reptile Best Management Practices

May 23rd, 2021 — Resources, Student Resources

This manual was created for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to provide a comprehensive guide to Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve and maintain the viability of Michigan amphibian and reptile populations. This manual addresses threats to Michigan’s amphibian and reptile (i.e., herpetofauna) communities posed by development and conservation management practices. Read More

Ethics of Atlasing

May 23rd, 2021 — Resources, Student Resources

Finding and observing reptiles and amphibians in the wild -refered to as “herping” – is a way to get to know the animals you share your habitat with. Handling wild reptiles and amphibians for education, documentation, or identification can be done safely for the animal and the handler by following a few simple guidelines: Read More