||Presenters: Trish Tatarian, M.Sc. and Greg Tatarian, Wildlife Research Associates
Intended audience includes: biological consultants, land managers, researchers, and regulatory agency personnel.
This is a great opportunity to receive training in species identification, field sampling techniques, and the habitat requirements of the California red-legged frog (CRF). Workshop information will be useful for evaluating CRF habitats, assessing potential impacts from projects within the range of CRF, conservation planning, and for educational outreach to agricultural producers and others who are considering projects that may impact CRLF. The instructors will cover only minor regulatory and permitting information in this workshop.
Workshop registration includes a classroom session and afternoon field component on May 10. Registration also includes attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either May 9 or May 10. Night training is conducted from 8:00 pm until midnight. All field sessions are at Elkhorn Ranch and Native Plant Nursery, 1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing. More information on the field training sessions can be found on the Coastal Training Program website.
Personal vehicles are required for traveling to the site, and we require signature of a liability waiver, which we will provide after registration. During the evening field training, instructors will train participants on decontamination techniques, detecting frog eye shine, and capturing, handling, sexing, and measuring tadpoles and/or adult frogs. Please review the “Read Me CRF - Field Preparation” and “Criteria for the Selection and Use of Light Sources and Binoculars forVisual Encounter Surveys of Adult and Sub-Adult California Red-legged Frogs (Rana draytonii”) documents on the Coastal Training program website for important information regarding the field sessions and the required and suggested equipment. This is especially important as suitable binoculars and SPECIFIC FLASHLIGHTS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE TRAINING