California Tiger Salamander Workshop 2012
Our popular workshop on the California tiger salamander returned once again. This was a great opportunity to learn from a leading expert on the biology, habitat requirements and conservation strategies for this rare and beautiful salamander.
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)
REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED
Salamander Research Institute
On June 7, 2012, Pete Trenham, Ph.D. presented a workshop at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve on the biology and conservation of the California tiger salamander (CTS). Dr. Trenham has published a variety of papers on the ecology and life history of the California tiger salamander and has taught this popular workshop on many occasions. The workshop consisted of a daytime classroom session and enrollment in one of two field training practica, either June 7, 4:30-8:30 (after the workshop portion) or June 8, 9am-1pm.
- Understanding of the biology of California tiger salamanders
- Understanding of habitat management for this species
- Understanding of how to apply information in large-scale and local conservation planning efforts
- The geographic distribution of California tiger salamanders and hybrid populations
- Aquatic habitats and their management
- Individual organism movement patterns
- Population and community ecology
- Survey methods
- Methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization
Field training practicum: Participants also received training in species identification, sampling techniques, and habitat requirements of the California tiger salamander. Workshop moderator Grey Hayes will use the field setting to assist participants in analysis of the impacts of a fictitious development proposal so that they will be better able to analyze impacts and design avoidance/mitigation in the real world.
It is important to note that no component of this workshop should be construed to apply to attendees' ability to obtain permits related to the CTS; if you are interested in how workshop activities might be used for permitting, you are encouraged to contact your agency permitting representative.
Documents and Publications
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.
A Status Review of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) + figures and appendices
California Tiger Salamander - photos and facts
California Tiger Salamander - road crossing masacre
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