Northeast Chapter

Though the Northeast Chapter of the North American Field Herping Association contains the megalopoli of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, the region enjoys a varied population of herps from varied habitat. From the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and Long Island to the Appalachian Mountains, members of the Northeast Chapter have enjoyed observing herps and contributing to conservation efforts. Many members have contributed their time to individual states' herp databases as well as to our own H.E.R.P database. Members send in observations to the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program in several states and also volunteer countless hours educating the public about the region's herpetofauna. With nearly 90 members, the Northeast Chapter can boast several folks who directly work with state and private agencies and act as liaisons between our membership and professional biologists. One member has also started an educational website dedicated to the herpetofauna of Pennsylvania (http://www.paherp.com, http://www.paherps.com). Arguably home to the birthplace of modern field herpetology, the Northeast Chapter will seek to move field herpetology to the next level by providing significant and thorough data, by being good stewards of the environment, and by educating the public on identification and conservation of our herpetofauna.