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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:

 

Route Name

County

Towns

Chelmsford

Middlesex

Lowell, Dracut,

Dunstable

N. Middlesex

Dunstable, Tyngsboro

Essex

Essex

Topsfield, Wenham, Hamilton

Hardwick

W. Worcester

Hardwick, Brookfield

Hinsdale

N. Berkshire

Hinsdale, Peru, Middlefield

Russell

W. Hampden

Russell, Montgomery

SE Mass

S. Plymouth

Carver, Wareham

Tyngsboro

N. Middlesex

Tyngsboro, Westford

Vineyard Haven

Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury

 

 

 

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

Scott Jackson, Coordinator
Massachusetts Calling Amphibian Survey (NAAMP)
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-4743
sjackson@umext.umass.edu

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