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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Frogwatch USA

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Wildlife Federation


Contact Information
Name:Frogwatch CoordinatorStreet:National Wildlife Federation; 1400 16th St; NW; Suite 501
City: WashingtonState: District Of Columbia
Zip Code:20036Phone: (202)797-6891
Email:frogwatch@nwf.orgWeb site1:www.frogwatch.org
Fax: (202)797-6646Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1,700+
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $25,000 Year monitoring began: 1999

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
FrogWatch USA has been managed by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) since 1998, however the management of this long-term amphibian study is currently in a year-long process of transitioning to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). During this period, NWF will continue hosting the FrogWatch Website through the 2009 FrogWatching season and data collection processes will continue uninterrupted.

To learn more about AZA and find current FrogWatch updates and related news visit http://www.aza.org/frogwatch/.



Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:



Biological monitoring:
Wildlife, Amphibians (frogs and toads)

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Enforcement 
LegislationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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