Salamander Crossing Brigades News

Keene to Close Road to Protect Migrating Amphibians

The Keene City Council recently voted unanimously in favor of closing a local road to vehicle traffic on amphibian migration nights, in large part because of data collected by our Salamander Brigade volunteers.

Important Reminders for Salamander Season

Whether you’re a veteran Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer or a new recruit, here’s how to prepare for helping amphibians cross the road on Big Nights.

A Chance to Speak Up for Salamanders

The City of Keene is considering a proposal to close the North Lincoln Street amphibian crossing site to vehicle traffic on “Big Nights.”

Field Report from the Spring Amphibian Migration

This spring, our Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteers saved 3,675 salamanders, frogs, and toads from the crush of the tire.

Spotting Spot Patterns

The spots on adult spotted salamanders are like fingerprints on humans: unique to individuals.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part IV

Spotted salamanders are one of a kind.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part III

Salamanders can get you into a good college.

Findings from the North Lincoln Street Amphibian Crossing Study

The goal of this study was to figure out how many amphibians cross the road at North Lincoln Street each spring, and what percentage of them are helped along by the Crossing Brigades.

Celebrating the Year of the Salamander, Part II

Salamanders can stop you in your tracks.

Exciting News About North Lincoln Street!

We’re launching a new conservation research initiative focused on our Salamander Crossing Brigades.

7 Reasons Amphibians are Awesome

Two of our most prominent citizen science programs center around amphibians and their habitat. Why this focus on frogs, toads, and salamanders?

Salamander Brigade Essay Wins Writing Award

Longtime Salamander Crossing Brigade volunteer Emily Wilson won an award for her essay, “Goldenrod Spots.”

Citizen Science: What Makes a Good Project?

Conservation research that’s local, personal, accessible, and collaborative.

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