The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas

The Herp Atlas needs your help!

The time has come once again for us to ask you for your support. Please check out our fundraising video and supporting information. We also have some unique gift incentives that may interest you. I hope you will be convinced we are worthy of your financial support. Also, please forward our link to anyone you know who might be supportive of our efforts.

About the Atlas

Since the mid 1990s, the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian (Herp) Atlas has been gathering and disseminating information on Vermont’s frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, and lizards. Our efforts have resulted in a multitude of conservation actions by landowners, organizations, and state agencies. We depend on a significant amount of volunteer effort, but the Herp Atlas also requires some money. Last year we initiated our first-ever fundraising effort that we thought would be a one-time event. We’ve made a lot of progress on the projects funded by last year’s fundraiser, but federal funds remain low (one of our sources of federal funds has dropped from $20,000 in 2015 to $8,500 in 2019), and we find that we need the help of our supporters again to complete the conversion of our early prints, slides, and paper reports to an electronic form that will be easily available for future generations. Your funding will also help support special projects of adding and checking latitude and longitude coordinates for all records in our database, as well as our regular award-winning efforts collecting data and responding to daily requests for information on the identification, conservation, natural history, and management of Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians.

Thank you for your interest in Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians!

What do we do?

The ultimate goal of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is to gather and disseminate the data that are needed on the reptiles and amphibians of Vermont in a way that involves and informs Vermont individuals and organizations so that they can become more informed and effective stewards of wildlife habitat.

Seen a Herp? Tell us!

Submit an Observation electronically or by printing then mailing our form. We have observation and submission tips, too: Take a look at the Good Observations page, where you’ll find instructions and extra hints.

Seen a reptile or amphibian, but not sure what kind? Check the whole list, then explore though the species pages for descriptions of each.

What are we looking for?

We’re still discovering what’s out there—and why. You can help: check out our lists of Most Wanted and Rarest species or Common Species that Need Documentation. Gaps in our knowledge of herptiles in Vermont could be filled by your observations.

We would also like to both recognize and thank our financial supporters; without their contributions this important conservation work would not be possible. We also appreciate the Vermont Book Shop for making our posters more widely available.

Feel free to copy any part of this website for non-profit conservation or educational purposes. Just give credit for it.

Our website continues to expand and become a better resource. Feel free to correspond with us about it at any time.

For more information please contact:

James S. Andrews
The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas
642 Smead Road
Salisbury, VT 05769
Phone: (802) 352-4734