North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior
Service Provider DescriptionThe North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) is a collaborative
effort among regional partners, such as state natural resource agencies and
nonprofit organizations, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor
populations of vocal amphibians. Amphibian population data are collected using
a calling survey technique. Doing this allows observers identify local
amphibian species by their unique vocalizations. Observers are trained to
identify their local species by these unique vocalizations or "frog calls."
The USGS provides its database management to monitor the population of vocal
amphibians the regional partners recruits and train volunteer observers to
collect amphibian population data.
[Summary provided by the USGS.]