Nova Scotia Herpetofaunal Atlas

Yellow-spotted Salamander eggs (photo courtesy of Jim Wolford)
Project Information



 
 

Project Goals
Nova Scotia Mapbook
Becoming an Atlasser
Project Partners
Steering Committee


 
 
 
 


Male Bullfrog (photo courtesy of Silvano and Mary Iaboni)

The goals of the project are the following:

1. Establish a database of herpetological information comprised of both historical and current data

2. Publish a herp atlas with the five years (1999-2003) of data collected during the project

3. Increase public awareness and appreciation of herps through their participation in collecting scientific data

4. Have data with which to assess spatial and temporal trends in our herp populations

5. Provide a database for use in conservation planning and resource/land use management

6. Identify specific areas that may need protection or more intensive monitoring now and in the future


 
 
 
 
 


Female Bullfrog (photo courtesy of Silvano and Mary Iaboni)

  Nova Scotia Mapbook
 
Map of Nova Scotia showing the pages and the 10 x 10 km squares 
[Click the image to enlarge] 


 
 
 
 
 


Juvenile Maritime Garter Snake 
(photo courtesy of Jeffrey Parker, Lyghtesome Gallery)

Becoming an Atlasser

To become an atlasser simply follow the "Getting Started" steps in the Atlasser's Guide and register online by entering the DATABASE.


 
 
 
 
 


Juvenile Maritime Garter Snake 
(photo courtesy of Jeffrey Parker, Lyghtesome Gallery)

The NS Herp Atlas Project Partners

Each partner has contributed invaluable financial and/or in-kind support which has enabled the NS Herp Atlas Project to proceed successfully. The partners are:

  • Acadia University's Wildlife Museum
  • Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre (AC CDC)
  • Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network (ACWERN) at Acadia University
  • Center for Wildlife and Conservation Biology (CWCB) at Acadia University
  • Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists (FNSN)
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
  • Wildlife Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NS DNR)

We are excited at the level of support thus far but are continually looking for additional partners who could contribute to the NS Herp Atlas Project.


 
 
 
 
 
 


Common Snapping Turtle 
(photo courtesy of NS Museum of Natural History)

The Steering Committee

The Nova Scotia Herp Atlas is directed by a steering committee consisting of representatives from each of the eight partners. For a summary of the Steering Committee meetings please see the sections in our Newsletters.  The members include:
 


 Fred Scott (Chair)
  Acadia University's Wildlife Museum

 
  Phil Taylor
  Acadia University's Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology 
  Research Network

  Rob Rainer and Kate Bredin
  Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre

  Tom Herman
  Acadia University's Centre for Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists

  Andrew Hebda and Debra Burleson
  Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

  Kim Mawhinney
  Species at Risk, Parks Canada

  Sherman Boates and Mark Elderkin
  Wildlife Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
 


 
 

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