HERPETOLOGICAL INVENTORY
OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL NATIONAL PARKS
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Click here to find out about various research projects that are developing as a consequence of the herpetofaunal inventories by the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL)

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

1. To document through existing, verifiable data, by targeted field investigations, and through consultation with professional research herpetologists the occurrence of at least 90 percent of the species of herpetofauna currently estimated to occur in the park.

2. To describe the distribution and relative abundance of species of special concern, such as Threatened and Endangered species, exotics, and other species of special management interest occurring within park boundaries.

3. To provide the baseline information needed to develop a general monitoring strategy and design that can be implemented by parks once inventories have been completed, tailored to specific park threats and resource issues.

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