Next Meeting Info

“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.” – Jane Goodall

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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.

2017 meeting will be held August 8-10 at Mountain Lake Biological Station

240 Salt Pond Rd., Pembroke, VA 24136 (540-626-7196)

The Meeting Agenda is available here
NEPARC is seeking oral and poster Abstracts! : Oral Presentation Abstract Deadline May 11, Poster Presentation Abstract Deadline June 11
Become a Meeting Sponsor!!!

Registration

  • Registration is open!
  • Student registration: $70
  • Regular registration: $100
  • Late regular registration (after June 15th): $120
  • Limited registration; Walk-ins will NOT be allowed

Lodging

  • On-site sign-up through registration link
    • Bunk-style lodging at the MLBS is $15 per night with your registration and is available each or all nights from August 7-10. Participants will need to bring their own linens and pillows (see “What to bring” below).  Restrooms and showers are in the same building.
      • All lodging has electricity, but no air conditioning. Consider bringing a small, personal fan for your comfort.
    • Limited tent camping is also available on-site for free. You will not be able to pull your vehicle next to the tent.  Communal restrooms and showers on-site.
    • Off-site camping available at White Rocks Campground
  • Mountain Lake Lodge (MLL)– make direct reservation at http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/
    • Rate is $89/night plus tax. Be sure to mention you are part of the NEPARC meeting to get the discounted rate.
    • Rooms are available each or all nights from August 6-August 12.

Meals: The following meals are included with registration costs (vegetarian options available):

  • August 8th – Dinner
  • August 9th – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • August 10th – Breakfast and Lunch

Student Grants:  We are pleased to announce that we are offering up to 5 NEPARC student grants for those needing financial assistance to attend the meeting.  Student grants will result in free registration using an online discount code for the meeting.  Each recipient is expected to submit a poster abstract and assist with small tasks at the meeting (e.g., working the registration desk, helping move tables, etc.).  To apply for a grant, please email neparc2017@gmail.com with subject line “NEPARC MEETING GRANT.”  Applications are due by June 11 and recipients will be notified the week of June 19.

Meeting Sponsors and Silent Auction Items Needed:  Your donation of funds and silent auction items will provide important support for the conservation of herpetofauna in our region. Donations 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.  See our Donate page.

Additional Information

  • Because there are on-going research projects occurring at MLBS, please do not go “herping” on-site until instructions on areas to avoid are provided.
  • Field Trips (see agenda)

MLBS Information (http://mlbs.virginia.edu/):

 

Photo Project

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.