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Inventory Methods for
Pond-breeding Amphibians and Painted Turtle

Standards for Components of British Columbia's Biodiversity No. 37

Prepared by
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks
Resources Inventory Branch
for the Terrestrial Ecosystems Task Force
Resources Inventory Committee

March 13 1998
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Table of Contents

CIP Data



1. Introduction

2. Inventory Group

3. Protocols


Literature Cited

List of Figures

Figure 1. A symbolic coding scheme for toe-clipping.
Figure 2. Carapace of a painted turtle showing marking scheme (from Macartney and Gregory 1985).
Figure 3. RIC species inventory survey design hierarchy with examples.
Figure 4. Survey zones for the systematic (basic) pond survey (after Thoms and Corkran in Olson et al., 1997).
Figure 5. Search patterns for the systematic (basic) pond survey (after Thoms and Corkran, draft 1996).
Figure 6. Diagrams of some possible pitfall/drift fence array designs: A) after Campbell and Christman (1982); B) after Jones (1981); C) after Bury and Corn (1990); D) after Dalrymple (1988).

List of Tables

Table 1. Some biological features of the adult stages of fourteen pond-breeding amphibians and the Painted Turtle as related to considerations for inventory methods in British Columbia.
Table 2. Applicability of described herpetofauna inventory methods to individual species in the inventory group.
Table 3. Types of inventory surveys, the data forms needed, and the level of intensity of the survey.

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