Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project

A WYOMING BIODIVERSITY CITIZEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE PROJECT


Adopt a Catchment

You can adopt a catchment of your own this summer! Catchments are typically a set of ponds or streams that may have amphibians in them.

Adopt-A-Catchment.pngCatchments are surveyed twice each spring/summer, roughly between June and late July depending on elevation.  You may adopt either survey visit (1st or 2nd) or both visits.

Catchments vary in accessibility and difficulty.  Some require long drives or hikes to access catchments.  Click on the catchment name below the map to view catchment description, access, and difficulty ratings.

Your job, once you adopt a catchment, is to visit that catchment at least once this summer, survey for amphibians, and submit your observations to us.  Training (online or in-person) is required.  You'll be contributing to real, live research in an incredibly meaningful way!

Select a Catchment Area

Medicine Bow National Forest Catchments:
Bridger-Teton National Forest Catchments:
Routt National Forest Catchments: 


MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS:

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CLICK ON A CATCHMENT NAME BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Hanging Ponds (MB1)
Crow Creek Ponds (MB2)
Lodgepole Creek (MB3)
Fall Creek (MB4)
Battle Creek (MB17)
Willow Park (MB12)
Sand Lake Bench (MB13)
South Fork Ponds (MB14)
Fletcher Peak (MB16)
Squaw Creek (MB5)
Muddy Creek (MB6)
Devil's Gate (MB7b)
Cecil Ponds (MB10)
Fish Creek Park (MB11)
Sandstone Creek (MB18)
Round Mountain (MB19)
Hog Park (MB21)
Ryan Park (MB_RyanPark)

MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS - RECOMMENDED SURVEY DATES (GENERALLY SPEAKING!)

1st Visit: generally late May to June 30.

2nd Visit: generally July 1 to August 1.

Survey dates are approximate and vary with elevation & annual snowpack.  Click on a catchment to see survey dates

READY TO ADOPT YOUR CATCHMENT?  CLICK HERE!

Training Dates / Locations

Laramie - June 9th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Laramie - June 16th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Pinedale - Saturday, June 2nd, 10:30 - 2:30

Steamboat Springs - TBD

Jackson - Sunday, June 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 


BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS:

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CLICK ON A CATCHMENT NAME BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Red Castles (BT1)
North Horse Creek (BT3)
Bailey Meadows (BT14)
Lily Lake (BT15)
Corral Creek (BT21)
Telephone Hollow (BT25)
Hams Fork (BT43)
Pine Knoll (BT44)
Dutch Joe (BT52)
New Fork Lake (BT53)
Green River (BT55)
Upper Hoback (BT4)
Snider Basin (BT5)
Indian Trail Ponds (BT6)
Man Peak (BT24)
Murphy Creek (BT27)
Elk Creek (BT29)
North Fork Elk Creek (BT41)
Break Neck Flats (BT31)
Square Lake (BT33)
Gros Ventre River (BT35)
Little Horse Creek (BT39)
LaBarge Meadows (BT42)
Cross Lake (BT68)
North Buffalo Fork (BT61)
Roaring Fork (BT64)
Lake Ethel (BT65)
Big Sandy (BT66)
N. Fork Spread Creek (BT11)
Buffalo Fork (BT12)
Lost Lake (BT13)
Willow Creek (BT36)
Arizona Lake (BT62)
Bacon Ridge (BT56)
Strawberry Creek (BT54)
Rock Creek (BT49)

BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS - RECOMMENDED SURVEY DATES:

1st Visit: generally late May to June 30.

2nd Visit: generally July 1 to August 1.

Survey dates are approximate and vary with elevation & annual snowpack.  Click on a catchment to see survey dates.

 

READY TO ADOPT YOUR CATCHMENT?  CLICK HERE!

TRAINING DATES / Locations

Laramie - June 9th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Laramie - June 16th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Pinedale - Saturday, June 2nd, 10:30 - 2:30

Steamboat Springs - TBD

Jackson - Sunday, June 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 


ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS:

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CLICK ON A CATCHMENT NAME BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Lone Pine Creek (RT4)
Big Crk Lakes-North (RT1)
Big Crk Lakes-South (RT2)
Summit Lake-South (RT5)
Muddy Creek (RT11)
Carter Creek (RT15)
Morrison Creek (RT16)
Gore Creek (RT17)
Grouse Mountain (RT7)
Bear's Ears (RT8)
First Creek (RT9)
Summit Lake-North (RT10)
Beaver Creek (RT18)
Allen Basin (RT19)
Mandall Lakes (RT20)

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST CATCHMENTS - RECOMMENDED SURVEY DATES:

1st Visit: generally late May to June 30.

2nd Visit: generally July 1 to August 1.

Survey dates are approximate and vary with elevation & annual snowpack.  Click on a catchment to see survey dates.

 

READY TO ADOPT YOUR CATCHMENT?  CLICK HERE!

TRAINING DATES / LOcations

Laramie - June 9th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Laramie - June 16th, 9:00 - 1:00 PM

Pinedale - Saturday, June 2nd, 10:30 - 2:30

Steamboat Springs - TBD

Jackson - Sunday, June 3rd, 1:00 - 5:00 



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By engaging the public in citizen science projects like the  Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project, the Biodiversity Institute hopes to collect vital data on amphibians in the Rocky Mountain region, while simultaneously teaching people about amphibians, their unique life histories, and their need for our help.  

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