Roads Working Group Plans
Roads and road traffic negatively impact reptiles and amphibians directly via road mortality and reduced population connectivity, and indirectly by causing habitat loss, habitat degradation, and increased access to populations. The Roads Working Group was formed at the 2007 NEPARC meeting. This is the regional component of the national PARC Roads Task Force. At the 2012 NEPARC meeting, we outlined the design of a web portal with content that provides users information about improving road permeability and links to northeast states engaged in wildlife habitat connectivity planning and road mitigation projects that benefit reptiles and amphibians. We hope to have this information available this winter.