- VOLUNTEERS TUNE IN TO FROG TALK. // National Wildlife (World Edition);Feb/Mar2007, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p53
The article looks at how volunteers are the lifeblood of Frogwatch USA, a long-term frog and toad monitoring program launched by the U.S. Geological Survey. When the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) joined forces with the federal agency it agreed to recruit, train, and coordinate "citizen...
- FOCUS ON FROG TALK YIELDS CONSERVATION INSIGHTS. // National Wildlife (World Edition);Apr/May2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p52
This article describes the program FrogWatch USA, whose volunteers monitor frog habitats by recording the various frog calls. The U.S. Geological Survey will train volunteers at various aquariums across the country for this effort, and the data gathered will help to offer insight into frog and...
- New Partnership Monitors Declining U.S. Amphibians. // National Wildlife (World Edition);Jun/Jul2002, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p61
Reports the partnership of National Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help amphibians population nationwide. Establishment of USGS in 1999; Functions of the Frogwatch; Analysis and maintenance of the data by the USGS: Role of frogs and toads in the ecosystem.
- California Red-legged Frog: Jumping to Survival. Krofta, Douglas M. // Endangered Species Bulletin;May/Jun2003, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p18
Reports on the protection of California red-legged frog or Rana aurora draytonii in California. Factors contributing to the decline in population; Program to protect the remaining population of southern California red-legged frogs at the Nature Conservancy's Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological...
- Leap into action. Swzergold, Jack // Mother Jones;May/Jun99, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p27
Focuses on the Geological Survey's efforts to bring attention to the plight of frogs in the United States, via Captain Ribbitt, a cartoon character created to act as spokesamphibian for the campaign. Background information about the character; Message aired over the agency's Web site.
- BE A VOLUNTEER FOR SCIENCE. Berger, Cynthia // National Wildlife (World Edition);Jun/Jul2006, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p20
This article reports that participants in the citizen science projects provide valuable data to researchers while gaining an opportunity to get closer to nature. Twelve-year-old Jared Lucky of El Paso, Texas, represents the environmental movement's hope for the future. He has enlisted in...
- 2. THE INCUBATOR. ISAACSON, ANDY // Audubon;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 116 Issue 6, p28
The article focuses on the contribution of Sam Droege, a biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, to the study of birds in the U.S. Topics discussed include the various grassroots programs that he created including Bioblitz, Frogwatch USA and...
- Moving Quickly Saves a Breeding Season. Snyder-Velto, Della K. // Endangered Species Bulletin;Mar2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p32
The article focuses on the condition of California red-legged frog at San Francisquito Canyon Angeles National Forest, California, and conservation effort to restore the number of the said frogs. Accordingly, frog population at San Francisquito Canyon decline due to habitat destruction resulting...
- Toads in Turmoil. // Science World;04/10/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 13, p7
Reports that up to one third of the nation's amphibians, as of April 2000, vanished in part of their native habitats, according to the United States Geological Survey.