2016 Avian Monitoring Summary - Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project

Avian monitoring in the Allegheny HIghlands for the Warm Springs Mountain Restoration Project (WSMRP). The WSMRP is a collaborative effort from The Nature Conservancy, the Central Appalachians Fire Learning Network, and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

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It's not easy being green, or brown, or spotted, but controlled burns might not be hard for toads

It's not easy being green, or brown, or spotted, but controlled burns might not be hard for toads

There is a general consensus that we don’t know enough about how fire affects Appalachian amphibians and reptiles. In a 2013 paper, Clemson University researchers took a step in the right direction by tracking American toads (Anaxyrus americanus) to explore how fuel reduction treatments affect toad breeding, mortality, and movement. 

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