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Postby gdurkee » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:54 am

They're pretty good field jobs. The teams can spend literally all their time in the backcountry in some incredible areas above 10,000 feet. In Sequoia Kings, anyway, you're there a minimum of 10 days at a time. You can choose to go out for days off or stay in camp (I think that's their schedule). For most of the study areas, it a very long day out. Not sure how Yosemite runs theirs -- you're probably closer to a road.

You've also got to have all your gear and food together to go in at once in June and I think there's only one resupply.

Of course, you spend your day in sometimes very cold water in all types of weather, so it gets kind of gnarly.

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Postby rlown » Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:43 pm

Work will mostly involve field surveys for amphibians at Yosemite, though some surveys will=2 0be conducted elsewhere in northern California


Gary Fellers is in Point Reyes. Some of that research will spill over into red-legged frog populations v. fish on the coastal range.

Just a note,

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Postby rlown » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:55 pm

Hi All,

Dr. Knapp just updated his blog at http://anuranblog.blogspot.com/ with pointers to how to get involved in Yose and Seki Aquatic Planning. It's an agonizingly slow process, but sign up for the newsletters and get involved when possible.

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Postby rlown » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:00 pm

Thought you'd all want to join me in "celebrating" Save the Frog Day on April 28th, 2009. For more information, look at http://www.savethefrogs.com/day/. Make sure you have your sound on before viewing to thoroughly enjoy the sound of frogs (not fish).

I got this from Roland Knapp's Frog Blog at http://anuranblog.blogspot.com/

I'm sure most of can come up with a suitable Haiku for the Frog Poetry contest. :-#

Also, they somehow seem better organized than us once again. go figure..

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