Training and Education

Our partners manage millions of acres of public and private land containing herpetofauna habitat.  We help them manage it better for the conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

To date we have trained nearly 1,000 landowners and habitat managers via hands-on workshops and online webinars, to restore and manage habitats in a manner beneficial to herpetofauna and other taxa.

  • Workshops

We have trained nearly 1,000 of habitat managers and landowners in workshops conducted by leading conservation herpetologists.

ARC restoration projects double as training events.  Participating habitat managers and landowners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to restore their own wetlands.  And restorations on school campuses create living laboratories for future conservationists.

We also train resource managers on how to implement the PARC Habitat Management Guidelines, delivering instruction through customized in-person workshops and online webinars.

  • Social Media

ARC produces an ongoing stream of educational messages about amphibian and reptile conservation, reaching over 20,000 people on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

PARC Sponsorship

ARC sponsors Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), the largest herpetofauna conservation effort in North America.   It involves hundreds of groups, thousands of people, and millions of acres.

ARC provides the operating support that enables PARC to function.  We make it possible for PARC to receive grants, contracts, and tax-deductible donations.  We also manage PARC’s administrative and accounting needs.  

ARC funds the Joint National Steering Committee and its coordination of the PARC network.  A shared website is managed; publications are produced; stipends are granted; conservation awards are given; national meetings are organized; and leaders travel to support regional working groups.