Amphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods

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Format: Online (Subject to change)


The ability to remove amphibians and reptiles safely and effectively from a work site is an important skill for environmental professionals. This two-day applied course provides students with key skills and knowledge to capture, identify and handle specimens, effectively plan and conduct a herptiles mitigation project, and prevent disease transfer.


  • Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
  • Design and plan salvage projects for herptiles
  • Identify species of reptiles and amphibians (BC specific but can be modified to accommodate other areas)
  • Select the equipment needed
  • Manage the risk of contamination and disease transfer
  • Apply species and habitat specific salvage techniques
  • Develop efficient data sheets for recording and reporting results
  • Communicate with clients and regulators to complete effective salvage projects

What should I bring or supply?

Participants are required to provide an own computer and a stable internet connection, writing supplies for taking notes are also recommended.

Instructor Profile 

Jeannine Randall, MSc., RPBio.

Avian Ecologist 

Jeannine has over 12 years experience studying birds in both academic and professional contexts. Her broad interest in ecology stems from a diverse background, working on multiple taxa in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Jamaica. In particular, she has a strong proficiency in the planning and implementation of avian-specific field techniques, including capture methods, nest surveys, and identifying species by sight and sound. She has also studied the breeding ecology of amphibians and conducted amphibian salvage. Jeannine is skilled at communicating with diverse groups of learners in both classroom and applied field settings. She is passionate about teaching and applying sound scientific practices as an environmental professional. 

Next Available Course

Course NameAmphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods - Online - August 14 - 15th, 2024
Course DatesAugust 14, 2024 - August 14, 2024
InstructorsJeannine Randall, MSc.
ContactFor inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at:

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