Brochures and Handouts
Amphibians and reptiles are experiencing exceptional declines, with habitat loss and fragmentation among the leading threats to both groups. Furthermore, municipalities, land trusts, land managers and large land owners are increasingly seeking guidance in identifying discrete areas of the landscape that provide exceptional biodiversity value. In response, PARC developed the Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) project. Download the PARCAs criteria and implementation plan here!
PARCAs are a nonregulatory designation whose purpose is to raise public awareness and spark voluntary action by landowners and conservation partners to benefit amphibians and/or reptiles. Areas are nominated using scientific criteria and expert review, drawing on the concepts of species rarity, richness, regional responsibility, and landscape integrity. Modeled in part after the Important Bird Areas program developed by BirdLife International, PARCAs are intended to be coordinated nationally but implemented locally at state or regional scales.
Importantly, PARCAs are not designed to compete with existing landscape biodiversity initiatives, but to complement them – providing an additional spatially explicit layer for conservation consideration.
Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide
WETLAND RESTORATION AND CONSTRUCTION-A TECHNICAL GUIDE
By Thomas R. Biebighauser
Diamondback Terrapin Resources
Wetland Related Publications
- Ephemeral Wetlands: A Vanishing Habitat
(produced by Midwest PARC)
- "Amphibian's Eye View of Wetlands" Brochure
(printed by Savannah River Ecology Lab and Peace Frogs)
- Using Micro and Macrotopography in Wetland Restoration
(Produced by Dave Stratman and the NRCS/USDA--Indiana Biology Technical Note #1)
PARC Don't Turn it Loose!
Targeted at educators and pet owners, this publication describes why you should not release captive animals into the environment.
Model State Herpetofauna Regulatory Guidelines
This brochure was created to assist wildlife management agencies in creating or modifying their regulations regarding the collection, manipulation, possession, and sale of native and non-native herpetofauna.
Habitat Management Guidelines
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