Vernal Pools

Vernal Poolslineline

Vernal Pool Links

Wildlife

Amphibians – research and monitoring program in the Northeast (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center) http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/nearmi/

Amphibians and reptiles of New Jersey (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife) - Resource Package for Teachers http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/herp_ed.htm

Amphibians and reptiles of Pennsylvania – an information page (Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission) http://www.fish.state.pa.us/amp_rep.htm

Reptiles and Amphibians – Seasons & Limits in Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commision) http://www.fish.state.pa.us/fishpub/summary/repamp.html

Amphibian and invertebrate identification keys (Ohio Vernal Pool Partnership) http://www.ovpp.org/education.html

Wildlife in Pennsylvania – information on birds, mammals, reference guides, and wildlife diseases (Pennsylvania Game Commission) http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/wildlife/9109

Frogwatch USA - Association of Zoos & Aquariums http://www.aza.org/frogwatch/

Preventing Spread of Disease & Invasive Species

Code of practice for surveying vernal pools that protects the pools (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) http://www.fws.gov/ventura/species_information/protocols_guidelines/docs/DAFTA.pdf

Invasive plants of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Flora Project) http://www.paflora.org/invasive.php

Code of practice for preventing spread of disease and invasive species: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Biosecurity Measures for Commission Operations, Facilities, and Equipment http://www.fish.state.pa.us/ais/pfbc_biosecurity.pdf

Vernal Pools & Wetlands

National Wetlands Inventory (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/index.html

Vernal pool books (Virginia’s Vernal Pools) http://www.lynchburgbiz.com/virginiasvernalpools/educate_resources.htm

Vernal pool ‘Temporary Home’ article with an activity to understand the cause of seasonal change (Roger Tory Peterson Institute) http://www.rtpi.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1126:temporary-home&catid=10:electronic-naturalist&Itemid=33

Vernal Pool Project of the Upper Susquehanna Watershed (Upper Susquehanna Coalition) http://www.u-s-c.org/html/vernalpoolpage.htm

Vernal Pools of California - seasonal pool links and educational pages (VernalPools.org) http://vernalpools.org/education.htm

Seasonal Pools of the Mid-Atlantic Region - an introduction (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/dplap/information/Documents/Mid-Atlantic%20Seasonal%20Ponds%20-%20EPA.pdf

Vernal Pools of New England (The Vernal Pool Association) http://www.vernalpool.org/vernal_1.htm

Vernal Pools of New Jersey (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Division of Fish and Wildlife) http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/vernalpool.htm

Vernal Pools of Ohio - seasonal pool information and registry program (Ohio Vernal Pool Partnership) http://www.ovpp.org/index.html

Vernal Pools of Rhode Island http://www.uri.edu/cels/nrs/paton/vernal_pool_def.html

Vernal Pools of Virginia http://www.lynchburgbiz.com/virginiasvernalpools/

Water, watershed and wetland information (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Teaching Center) http://www.epa.gov/students/teachers.html

Wetlands, watersheds, ecology, restoration, wildlife in Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the U.S. (Penn State Wetlands Center) http://www.wetlands.psu.edu/

Federal Resources

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=copr&topic=crp

Conservation Stewardship Program http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/eqip

State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/safe2013.pdf

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/whip

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/easements/wetlands/

Local Resources

County Conservation Districts county directory at http://pacd.org/your-district/find-your-district/

Penn State University (PSU) Cooperative Extension - Extension Office Search by County http://extension.psu.edu/extmap.html

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association - Pennsylvania Land Trust & Other Organization Search http://conserveland.org/findorgs

Pennsylvania Watershed Group Directory http://pawatersheds.org/membership/watershed-groups/

State Resources

Fish & Boat Commission Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) http://fishandboat.com/landowners.htm

Game Commission Private Landowner Assistance Program (PLAP) http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=620396&mode=2

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Service Foresters http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/yourwoods/serviceforesters/index.htm

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Conservation and Restoration http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/watershed_management/10593

Govenor’s Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania (PISC) http://www.invasivespeciescouncil.com/