Habitat Management Guideslines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Midwestern US

The Habitat Management Guideslines for Amphibians and Reptiles series (hereafter Guidelines) is intended to provide private landowners, state and federal land agencies, and other wwformation and specific management guidelines presented are based on best available science, peer-reviewed expert opinion, and published literature.

The “Maximizing Compatibility” and “Ideal” man- agement guidelines are recommendations made and reviewed by groups of professionally trained herpetologists and wildlife biologists from private, state, and federal organizations. Because of the taxonomic and ecological diversity of amphibians and reptiles, recommendations may not apply to every species in every situation. The authors and editors of the Guidelines suggest consulting a local herpetologist before significant land-use changes are implemented. 

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