Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Midwest PARC Habitat Management Guidelines, Second Edition.
Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Midwest, Second Edition.

Habitat Management Guidelines

Second Edition now available!

Habitat alteration, fragmentation and loss are collectively considered to be the primary challenges to the viability of many populations of amphibians and reptiles (herps). In 2002, Midwest PARC was the first region to publish a regional habitat management guidelines (HMG) book for amphibians and reptiles. This award-winning series now covers most of the United States, providing proactive guidance for improving the compatibility of land management practices with herps in mind.

The guidelines:

  • use the best science available
  • are easily understood by and practical for land managers and private landowners
  • present measures to help maximize compatibility with existing management objectives, or to optimize management actions specifically for herpetofauna
  • provide guidance on the management and restoration of habitats such that amphibians, reptiles, and many other wildlife species may benefit

Revised and expanded, the second edition of the Midwest HMG is now available for order at $5 each using the following order form:

Hard Copy Order Form

Midwest PARC publishes all documents in the standard portable document format (PDF), an ISO standard.

Citation

Kingsbury, B.A. and J. Gibson (editors). 2012. Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles of the Midwestern United States. Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Technical Publication HMG-1, 2nd Edition. 155 pp.