Turtles and amphibians need healthy habitat, but they can thrive even in urbanized areas.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a comprehensive survey of turtles and amphibians in Clackamas County to help land users better protect and account for wildlife during planning.
Portland-area residents can join the survey effort this winter by wading local wetlands in search of the five species of native pond-breeding frogs and salamanders and both species of native Northwest turtles, including the imperiled western pond turtle. The amphibian survey will begin in February and the turtle survey in March.
Volunteers should be in good physical condition and will be expected to devote about two hours on the day of their survey. To learn more, please complete the form below.