• Citizens and scientists working together to track amphibians
    Citizens and scientists working together to track amphibians
  • Adopt a catchment near you!
    Adopt a catchment near you!
  • 12 species of frogs, toads and salamanders in Wyoming
    12 species of frogs, toads and salamanders in Wyoming
  • Be part of the solution - help track amphibians in the Rocky Mountains
    Be part of the solution - help track amphibians in the Rocky Mountains

Help Track Rocky Mountain Amphibians

Frogs, toads and salamanders are disappearing around the world - but you can help by tracking their whereabouts in the Rocky Mountain region! Adopt a catchment, visit the site to find which frogs, toads and salamanders you can find, and be part of the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project!

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!

 

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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!

 

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Adopt a Catchment

What do you hear?  Listen to amphibian calls!

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Mission

The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project is to encourage standardized monitoring of amphibians in the Rocky Mountain region.  By following standardized monitoring procedures, data from different agencies, organizations, and from citizen scientists can be combined and used to track amphibian population trends across the region.

Furthermore, by teaching people about amphibians, their unique life histories, and their need for our help, we hope to encourage amphibian conservation in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.