Materials referenced in Maine Municipal Guide

Page 41 – Town Newsletter Article Template
Page 41 – Vernal Pools in Maine: What Do Landowners Need to Know
Page 41 – Conserving Maine’s Significant Wildlife Habitat: Vernal Pools
Page 41 – What is involved in a municipal vernal pool mapping initiative

Page 52 – Letter to Landowners Template

Page 53 – Conserving Maine’s Significant Wildlife Habitat: Vernal Pools
Page 53 – Vernal Pools in Maine: What Do Landowners Need to Know
Page 53 – Map Disclaimer Template
Page 53 – Landowner Consent Form Template

Page 55 – Spreadsheet for Volunteers Conducting Field Assessments Template

Page 56 – Examples of publicity materials: Town Newsletter Article Template
Page 56 – Examples of publicity materials: Town Mapping Project Website

Page 60 – Vernal Pool Indicator Species
Page 60 – Vernal Pool Trivial Pursuit —Test Yourself
Page 60 – How to Fill out the Municipal Vernal Pool Data Form
Page 60 – Vernal Pool Ecology
Page 60 – What is involved in a municipal vernal pool mapping initiative

Page 61 – Vernal Pool Outdoor Training Video Clip

Page 62 – Egg Mass Identification Video Clip
Page 62 – How to Fill out the Municipal Vernal Pool Data Form
Page 62 – Vernal Pool Trivial Pursuit—Test Yourself

Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packet – click here for one zip file with all included
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Municipal Data Form 2012
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Example of map for navigating to potential vernal pool
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Example of town overview map
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Field Gear List, Contact Info, and Field Etiquette Template
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Spreadsheet for Volunteers Conducting Field Assessments Template
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Project Information Sheet for Car Dashboard Template
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Volunteer Responsibility Agreement Template
Page 64 – Materials to Include in Field Packets: Field ID Cards for Maine Vernal Pool Indicator Species

Page 69 – Egg Mass Identification Video Clip

Page 71 – Municipal and State Vernal Pool Data Forms

Page 74 – Checklist for Planning Follow Up Visits to Vernal Pools

Page 75 – Spreadsheet for Vernal Pool Field Data Template

Page 109 – Best Development Practices: Conserving Pool-breeding Amphibians in Residential and Commercial Developments in the Northeastern United States

Page 109 – Forestry Habitat Management Guidelines for Vernal Pool Wildlife

About Us

Understanding the vital connections between landowner concerns, municipal planning, conservation activities, and the ecology of vernal pools will be the focus of natural and social scientists from the University of Maine, Boston University, and Bowdoin College as they embark on a multi-year research project concerning Maine’s small natural features—vernal pools.

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