National Military Fish & Wildlife Association

Working Groups   

Herpetology

Do you have an interest in frogs, turtles, salamanders, snakes, lizards, alligators, and toads? Then maybe you should consider joining the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association (NMFWA)’s Herpetology Working Group. With well over 200 members, the NMFWA Herp Working Group represents members from all of the military services.

The NMFWA Herpetology Working Group was established to share information among NMFWA members regarding the management of herptile species (amphibians and reptiles) on US military lands and waters. The goals of the NMFWA Herpetology Working Group are to:

  • Facilitate communication and information exchange among members of NMFWA interested in herptile species.
  • Enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of Department of Defense(hereinafter referred to as DOD) natural resources professionals in the area of herptile species management.
  • Increase awareness and appreciation within DOD of herptile species management issues and decision-making processes.

The Herpetology Working Group’s objectives are to:

  1. Provide regular communication among members of NMFWA interested in herptile species management through e-mail discussions, meetings, symposia,workshops, newsletters, specialty publications, and other means.
  2. Promote membership in NMFWA to DOD natural resources professionals interested in herptile species management.
  3. Provide information and technical assistance to NMFWA members in the areaof herptile species management.
  4. Make recommendations to the NMFWA Board of Directors for specific actions by NMFWA in the area of herptile species management.
  5. Develop draft technical reviews, position statements, and other materials in the area of herptile species management for consideration by the NMFWA Board of Directors.
  6. Provide information and technical assistance to government officials, journalists, educators, other organizations, and the general public in the area of herptile species management.

Have we piqued your interest? To join, just send an e-mail to one of the group chairpersons, listed on the right.


Herp Working Group Newsletter requests contact Todd Wills - Todd.Wills@nmfwa.org