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Nature in the City: Monitoring Salamanders in Urban Environments

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Red-backed Salamander
Red-backed Salamander
Red-backed Salamander

Waterloo Region Nature / Kitchener Natural Areas Program / Kitchener Public Library

Nature in the City

Speaker: Jessica Linton

Topic: Monitoring Salamanders in Urban Environments

The network for forests, vernal pools, and wetland systems within the City of Kitchener provide habitat for a variety of salamander species. Although rarely seen, salamanders often make up a large portion of a healthy forests biomass and are an indicator of forest health.  These creatures currently face a variety of threats including habitat loss and degradation, climate change, foreign pathogens, and invasive species but in many cases little data is available to inform protection and recovery efforts.  This talk will share experiences and results from over 10 years of monitoring salamanders in the City.

Register for this program at: Nature in the City: Monitoring Salamanders in Urban Environments.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kitchener Central Library
85 Queen St. North
Kitchener, ON Canada
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