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New York State Bureau of Wildlife Herpetological Atlas Subject and Correspondence Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents the ten-year duration of the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project, as well as other smaller-scale surveys of amphibian and reptile populations occurring outside the time frame of the project. Records include correspondence, photos, field notes, and survey data collection forms.
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10 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1964-2012
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1990-1999
Series Number:
B2713

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Administrative History

The Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project (also known as the Herpetological Atlas Project) was a ten-year survey which took place between 1990 and 1999. This project was initiated with the goal of surveying and documenting the distribution of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) in New York State. Staff members of the Department of Environmental Conservation's Bureau of Wildlife served as project administrators. Survey data, collected primarily by volunteers, was compiled by project staff into a database and used to create maps of species population distributions.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the ten-year duration of the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project, as well as other smaller-scale surveys of amphibian and reptile populations occurring outside the time frame of the project. Records include correspondence, photos, field notes, and survey data collection forms. Additional topics addressed in these records include methods for the protection of threatened herpetofauna and specific habitat areas, such as the Cicero Swamp Wildlife Management Area. These records were primarily collected and maintained by Alvin Breisch, who served as the administrator of the Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Access to records which identify habitats of rare, threatened, or endangered species is restricted in accordance with Environmental Conservation Law Sections 3-0301(2)(r) and 11-0539(4).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2714 New York State Bureau of Wildlife Herpetological Atlas Data Cards, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Folder list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 22880.

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