North American Field Herping Association Field Trip
The Conservancy is conducting biological inventories of the five Acquisition Areas of the Ranch to better document baseline conditions and conservation values. For the herpteofauna (reptiles and amphibians) surveys, the Conservancy has contracted with Live Oak Associates, Inc. to field a team led by Dr. Mark Jennings. In order to increase the size of the field crew, volunteers from the Southern California Chapter of the North American Field Herping Association (NAFHA) to came out to help.
The field trip was focused on the White Wolf Acquisition Area. The herping wasn’t very productive given the time of year, but getting the impressions of the group on the habitats in White Wolf was helpful to the Conservancy. This is a great example of how partnerships with citizen scientists, such as NAFHA, can benefit everyone by providing citizens access to an otherwise closed area and providing the Conservancy with valuable expertise. Thanks to everyone for coming out!