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Manuals and Materials for Vernal Pool Volunteers

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DATA COLLECTION

VPMP Data Sheet (pdf 176KB) (Be sure to also download the Data Sheet instructions below)

Data Sheet Instructions (pdf 135KB)

Volunteer Hours Form (pdf 183KB)

Join the Vermont Vernal Pool Google Group, a forum to share information related to vernal pools — from vernal pool ecology and conservation, to natural history of vernal pool wildlife.  During the spring, we encourage reports of amphibian movements from across the state to better track the phenology of breeding and road-crossing events.

AMPHIBIAN IDENTIFICATION AIDS

Vernal Pool Indicator Species I-D Sheet (pdf 771KB)

Key to Amphibian eggs and larvae (pdf 1.8MB) — This key to identification of amphibian eggs and larvae of Minnesota includes most species found in VT.

*NEW* Field ID Cards for Vernal Pool Indicator Species (pdf 2.4MB) — from the University of Maine.

MAPPING RESOURCES

*NEW* Interactive Map of Potential and Confirmed Vernal Pools (includes pools targeted for field-verification that are located on public land or for which landowner permission has been obtained)

Smartphone users, download the free Apple or Android app called “Explorer for ArcGIS.” Then search for “VPMP” and enjoy the interactive map to view all potential and verified vernal pools in VT.