Vernal Pools

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Register a Pool

Studying the insects and small animals in a vernal pool involves sampling with a net.

Studying the insects and small animals in a vernal pool involves sampling with a net. Photo Credit: Kathy Gipe

Registering a pool is a simple process that requires a few basic tools: a film or digital camera and a USGS topographic map or GPS device. Audio-visual enthusiasts can incorporate video footage or sound recordings as part of their vernal pool documentation. You may enter your information on the form below. Photos (non-digital) or audio/video files may be sent via the postal service to:

Vernal Pool Coordinator
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
PA Natural Heritage Program
P.O. Box 8552
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552

Vernal Pool Registry

Prior to field work, you may want to download these additional materials:

Vernal Pool Studies

Scientific study forms are available for download for more intense studies of vernal pools.