Backyard Ecology: Identifying and Creating Habitats for Native Amphibians Around Your Home

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This Week's Program:

This program will feature a low intensity hike through Belknap Woods, with stops to explore amphibian specific habitats along the trail. This will include a focus on the importance of wetlands, vernal pools, and cover objects for native amphibian species, and conservation concerns regarding amphibians. Participants will also be exposed to methods of encouraging amphibian recruitment to their own property, as well as ways to get involved in citizen science efforts to track NH Species of Interest.


Ages 12 & up.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Ben Grunwald, and I am a LRCC member from Durham, North Carolina. I recently graduated from the College of Wooster, in Wooster, OH, with a degree in biology. My interests are primarily on reptile and amphibian conservation/ecology, which has included time volunteering with the NC Herpetological Society and my senior thesis on lizards in Costa Rica.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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