Practice Conservation

How You Can Help Reptiles and Amphibians

We welcome your support and conservation efforts. Whether you can do something small or large, do something. and thanks.

  • Turtle PosterObserve herptiles (and contribute records individually or as organizations)
  • Learn more about them with posters, guidebooks, and going outside
  • Donate with a check or money order
  • Teach (we can help you).
  • Work with your local Conservation and/or Planning Commission
  • Take classes (with us or your local university, college, and after-school groups)
  • Do research
  • Change things around your house to protect and encourage local, native species. You might:
    • Garden with native plants
    • Reduce or refuse pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides in your garden and/or lawn
    • Provide suitable habitat for local species: small pools; shady and cool shelter for toads or salamanders; basking areas for snakes, and so on
  • Ask your journalists to discover and report on efforts to conserve and threats being faced by herptiles
    Including discovering, reporting on, and advocating for amphibian crossings
  • Practice conservation with each action, purchase, and use of resources
  • Check out other pages on our site for more information:

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution in any amount, please make a check payable to Vermont Family Forests, write “Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas” in the memo field, and send it to Jim Andrews at

The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Project
642 Smead Road
Salisbury, VT 05769