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Individual study: An evaluation of vernal pool creation projects in New England: project documentation from 1991-2000

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Lichko L.E. & Calhoun A.J.K. (2003) An evaluation of vernal pool creation projects in New England: project documentation from 1991-2000. Environmental Management, 32, 141-151


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Create ponds for amphibians Amphibian Conservation

A review of 15 seasonal pond creation projects in New England, USA (Lichko & Calhoun 2003) found that one of the two projects that specifically monitored amphibian eggs, larvae, juveniles and adults was considered successful, the other was not. Overall, amphibians were monitored in 12 of the projects, with 6 monitoring indicator species such as the wood frog Rana sylvatica or spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum. Programmes created ponds to provide amphibian habitat. Eight translocated amphibian eggs or adults to ponds.