“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.” – Jane Goodall
Photo credits from left to right: Northern Copperhead by Phillip de Maynadier, Northern Two-lined Salamander by Matthew Chatfield, and Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog by John (J.D.) Kleopfer
Meetings are held annually and provide a forum to discuss NEPARC projects, hear presentations on various herp conservation and research activities, network and enjoy the company of like-minded herp enthusiasts, and elect officers.
Save the Date!
The 2018 NEPARC meeting will be on July 31 – August 2 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Location: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
From the website: Situated against a scenic New England backdrop, The Red Barn at Hampshire College offers a charming, rustic, and unique venue for meetings and special events of all kinds. Built in 1820, The Red Barn features the original wide-panel flooring, post-and-beam structure, and a modern heating and cooling ventilation system to allow for events to be hosted throughout the year.
Draft Meeting Agenda is Now Available Here!
Call for Abstracts!
The deadline for talks has been extended to June 1. Poster abstracts are due June 29. Click here to learn more.
Registration is Open!
- Student Registration: $100 (anytime)
- Early Registration: $100 (until June 15)
- Late Registration: $120 (non-students after June 15).
Lodging will be provided at the Hampshire College.
- Camping: $18
- Dorm Accommodation: $32
Linen Package (if not bringing own for the dorm): $15
*There will be bathroom facilities provided at the Robert Crown Center Showers at designated times each day.
Field Trips: July 31, 2018
- Sandplain sites in the Connecticut River Valley (led by Derek Yorks, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife) (limit – 15)
- Dinosaur Tracks of the Connecticut River Valley (led by TBD) (limit – 15)
- Holyoke Range Traverse (led by TBD) (no limit) (return by 4 PM)
- Connecticut Valley Reptile & Amphibians (Tom Tyning, Berkshire Community College) (limit – 15)
Field Trip Details
- Meet at Red Barn at 10 AM, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; carpool to sites
- Bring lunch and water.
- Trips run from 10 to 3 PM.
Seeking Meeting Sponsors!
We are seeking sponsors for our 2018 annual meeting. Your funds will provide important support for the conservation of herpetofauna in our region. Sponsorships help offset the cost of the meeting itself, keep the cost for students attending the conference low, and fund the production of NEPARC educational material. All supporters’ names will be included in the meeting agenda and will receive verbal acknowledgement during the meeting opening session. Sponsors contributing $500 or more will receive one complimentary registration including meals (does not include lodging). Click here to learn more.
NEPARC is trying to assemble a nice collection of Northeast herp species photos. Please consider bringing a CD of your photos to the meeting. Click here to learn more.
Previous NEPARC Meetings
See previous meetings page for information on our past annual meetings.