Dedicated to the conservation of the herpetofauna.

The Mission of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation:

"To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public-private partnerships.”

Habitat in Focus

Habitat in Focus


On the first day of Spring—March 20, 2015—PARC will be launching it's new long-term conservation campaign: Habitat in Focus

Habitat in Focus

The Habitat in Focus campaign is an entirely new approach to PARC outreach that concentrates on preserving, creating and restoring high quality habitat for herpetofauna. Here is a sample of some the diverse products and outreach efforts planned for this campaign:

• Highlights of habitat management successes and tips to benefit herpetofauna.
• Electronic versions of regional Habitat Management Guidelines (HMGs) to be made available which will allow for more widespread distribution of this valuable guidance for improving habitat for amphibians and reptiles.
• Help for herpetofaunal habitat. Several PARC regions have produced guides for making an amphibian and reptile friendly backyard. We will be working with Partners to develop guidance for various habitat certification and incentive programs to increase benefits for herpetofauna.
• Habitat restoration training workshops. Multiple wetland restoration training workshops (coordinated through the Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy) are planned for 2015.

 And this is where you come in because we want to promote the great work you're doing to help inspire others!

bufoYou are invited to share your stories of habitat restoration, land acquisition and conservation projects, as well as examples of good management or changes in management that maintain or improve herp habitat throughout this campaign. We will upload updates to PARC's social media channels and website, as well as our Partner's communication channels. These updates should be short and no more than a couple of sentences that focus on:

• Who did the work?
• Where the work was done or is being done?
• What was done or is being done?
• Why was it done or is being done?
• What species are benefiting or will benefit from this project?

Example: "The Idaho BLM Burley Field Office completed hand cutting of encroaching juniper trees on 775 acres of aspen stands once occupied by western toads. By removing the competing junipers, the project is expected to promote aspen recovery over the long term, and maintain the more mesic conditions desired by toads."

Please include at least one photo (more photos are welcome), along with photographer credit(s) with your project update.

Text and photo(s) should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Who is PARC?

Our membership comes from all walks of life and includes individuals from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, pet trade industry, nature centers, zoos, energy industry, universities, herpetological organizations, research laboratories, forest industries, and environmental consultants.