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Herpgical Societies and Local Conservation Groups

The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
SSAR is a professional society and product of the outgrowth of the Ohio Herpetological Society
and produces The Journal of Herpetology, Herpetological Review and The Catalogue of American
Amphibians and Reptiles.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
A professional society the supports the scientific study of fishes, reptiles and amphibians. They
publish the journal Copeia and offer a variety of grants to help support research projects.

The Herpetologists League (HL)
A professional society that supports the scientific study of reptiles and amphibians. They
publish Herpetologica and Herpetological Monographs.

The Center for North American Herpetology (CNAH)
An organization founded by Joe Collins in 1998 and promotes the preservation and conservation
of North American herpetiles through education and good scientific information. This site
provides over 275 links to other herpetological websites, has frequent job listings and a very
handy open-access pdf library.

The Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management
"The Herp Center" was established in 2000 by Bruce Kingsbury at Indiana-Purdue University
Ft. Wayne (IPFW). Their mission is to promote education and conservation of Midwestern herps
through research, education and outreach. The site has excellent species accounts for many
herps of the midwest as well as downloadable conservation materials including a guide on how to
build vernal pools.

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)
A national conservation organization dedicated to protecting reptiles and amphibians and their
habitats. PARC focuses both on preserving threatened and endagered species as well as keeping
common species common. The organization has regional working groups and encourages
participation by anyone (agency employees, students, scientists, hobbiests) interested in helping
to conserve these species.

Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists (NOAH)
Dedicated to the education of both the members and the public in the areas of herpetological
ecology and conservation as well as responsible captive care and breeding. The society has a
small grants program that supports local herpetological research and conservation projects. The
society has monthly meetings in the Cleveland Area.

The Greater Cincinnatti Herpetological Society
Dedicated to promoting good welfare of reptiles and amphibians through self and public
education. The society provides low-cost educational live herp programs available to the public as
well as free educational lectures during their monthly meetings (Rowe Woods Nature Center).
The society also has a small grant program which supports herpetological conservation projects.

The Michigan Society of Herpetologists
Dedicated to public education of Michigan reptiles and amphibians. The society provides a
lecture series and group field trips available to members of the society and highly encourages
family involvement. They also raise funds to support local conservation projects. The group
meets at both the John Ball Zoo just outside of Grand Rapids and the Scott Center located in
the mid-michigan area.

Save The Frogs!
Save The Frogs is an non-profit organization dedicated to conserving our amphibian friends.  
Save the Frogs is made up of an international team of scientists, educators, policymakers and
naturalists dedicated to protecting the world’s amphibian species: the frogs, toads, newts,
salamanders, and caecilians.
The Rich King Lab at Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Rich King is the godfather of Lake Erie Watersnakes. Dr. King started working with LEWS way
back in 1979 and has come back to the islands every summer since.  The King lab at NIU always
has graduate students working on some aspect of LEWS biology along with an array of other
Great Lakes region herpetological studies.
The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory
Stone Lab provides the base of operations for much of Respect The Snake's activities.  Many
members of Team Snake have been involved in Stone Lab's REU program and taken classes at
the lab.
US Fish & Wildlife Service
The USFWS continues to play an active role in LEWS conservation, sending several of their
biologists up to assist with the Nerodio every year. Visit their website for access to important
documents like the LEWS Federal Recovery Plan, and watch for updates on the progress of the
proposed de-listing (which is in the works!).
Ohio Division of Wildlife
The Ohio Division of Wildlife has been a key factor in the speedy recovery of the Lake Erie
watersnake. In addition to providing finacial support, Division employees have come out to
assist in the Nerodio, film several episodes of Wild Ohio and assist in many of our outreach
endeavors over the years.
Other Organizations
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is a newly formed collaboration between
the Lake Erie Islands chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and the Lake Erie Islands
Historical Society.  The nature center facility houses a large display of North American
wildlife and hosts wildlife shows centered around Lake Erie wildlife - especially the Lake Erie
Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy
The Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy aims to encourage
conservation and protection of natural and agricultural lands on the Lake Erie Islands for the
benefit of future generations.