L.A.R.E. Citizen Science Projects

Past Citizen Science Projects

2014-2015 - Palmetto Island State Park

We completed our second and final year of our first citizen science project in 2015 to document the amphibian and reptile species inhabiting Palmetto Island State Park in Vermilion Parish. This is one of Louisiana's newest state parks, and this data will help to inform the park on what amphibian and reptile species occur at the park, and their relative abundance and distribution at the park. We completed the tri-fold below about the amphibians and reptiles of Palmetto Island State Park that is available for free to all visitors to the park. And we aim to publish the results of our citizen science project in a scientific journal.

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Read about some of our work in the Friends of Palmetto Island Park monthly newsletters below:

February 2014 - Article about L.A.R.E. and our work written by the State Park Manager on page 3

March 2014 - Introductory article about L.A.R.E. and a survey update on page 8

April 2014 - Article with a snake story and species profile along with a survey update on pages 9-10

May 2014 - Article with a snake story and species profile along with a survey update on pages 8-9

June 2014 - Article that recaps L.A.R.E.'s participation in the Stir the Pot Festival and a survey update on pages 9-10

July 2014 - Article about nonvenomous watersnakes at the park and a survey update on pages 6-7

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