Stikine Amphibian Research

$1,000 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 44 months
Joshua Ream  ANCHORAGE, AK

In order to enhance our understanding of Stikine amphibian populations, we are seeking your donations to fund a systematic inventory of these species in June of 2013. Why should we care about amphibians in Alaska? They are among the first species to be impacted by changes in their environment and they serve as indicators of biological health, offering early warning signs for problems that may impact other species on which people depend, such as salmon. Amphibians also consume large quantities of insects (who doesnt want to promote mosquito control?) and they are an important food source for birds, fish and small mammals in many areas.

 

The proposed inventory on the Stikine will enhance datasets that have been collected over the past several years. The Stikine River is an excellent location for this research because it is known as a "biological hotspot" and is home to all six of Alaska's native amphibian species.

 

Relatively little money is needed to get this project off the ground. Our $1000 goal includes:

 

$300 to fuel the boat

$250 for a volunteer stipend

$450 for supplies (nets, waders, minnow traps, etc), lodging costs, etc

 

The big ticket items for this inventory have already been secured. Plane tickets have been purchased using airline miles and jetboat use has been donated by the project volunteer.

 

Your donations to make this project possible are very much appreciated!

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Update 1
Posted by Joshua Ream
44 months ago
If you are interested in Alaska's amphibians, be sure to check out the Alaska Herpetological Society's website: www.akherpsociety.org! Thanks so much for your ongoing support.
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$1,000 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 44 months
Created April 08, 2013
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$15
Carol Fern Culhane
42 months ago

Thanks for doing this important work!

$50
Anonymous
42 months ago
$250
Jon Kludt-Painter
43 months ago
AL
$50
Andres Lopez
43 months ago

Good luck, Josh!

KM
$25
Kimbo Maher
43 months ago

Yay, Josh! Hooray for Alaska Herps!

CT
$10
Catherine Townsend
43 months ago

Good luck with your interesting work!

BR
$50
Brian Rogers
43 months ago
$100
Scott Kawasaki
43 months ago

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Iolaire McFadden
43 months ago
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$25
Theresa Bakker
43 months ago
Seth Perry
43 months ago

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