Research

New York State Bureau of Wildlife Herpetological Atlas Data Cards

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 consists of approximately 25,000 data cards which were used by Herpetological Atlas Project volunteers to record observations of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles). Information recorded on each card includes the names of species observed, the date and location of observation, and the contact information of the volunteer who submitted the card.
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Quantity:
7.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1990-1999
Series Number:
B2714

Arrangement

Geographical by county and thereunder by municipality.

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 consists of approximately 25,000 data cards which were used by volunteers for the Herpetological Atlas Project to record observations of herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles). Information recorded on each card includes the names of species observed, the date and location of observation, and the contact information of the volunteer who submitted the card.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Records relating to the locations of species may be restricted under New York State Environmental Conservation Law §3-0301(2)(r) and §11-0539(4).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2713 Herpetological Atlas Subject and Correspondence Files.

Other finding aids

Container list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 22879.

Access Terms

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