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Massachusetts North American Amphibian Program


Massachusetts Routes

Routes are established by NAAMP based on a national protocol. Volunteers may adopt these pre-selected routes, making modifications according to set protocol only as necessary to provide a safe and viable monitoring route. These routes do not always run through the most wild and scenic areas of Massachusetts. Yet, it is important that all routes are covered. In order to ensure the scientific credibility of the monitoring data and maintain consistency with the national program, volunteers are not free to establish their own routes.


Currently we have nine routes that are available for adoption by volunteers:

Updated 4/24/15

Route Name




N. Plymouth

Brockton, W. Bridgewater, Easton


W. Hampden

Russell, Montgomery

Vineyard Haven

Martha's Vineyard

Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury


N. Berkshire

Hinsdale, Peru, Middlefield

King Corner

W. Franklin

W. Hawley, Savoy, Florida


S. Worcester

Auburn, Worcester



Medford, Winchester

CT River S. Hampshire South Hadley, Granby, Belchertown



Lowell, Dracut






If you are interested in adopting a route and becoming a volunteer for the Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey contact:

Melissa Ocana
Research and Extension Project Manager
Dept. of Environmental Conservation
UMass Amherst

Scott Jackson, Coordinator
Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey (NAAMP)
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-4743

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