Salamander Crossing Brigades

Photo by Dave Huth/CC BY-NC 2.0

What are Salamander Crossings all About?

Each spring, a group of amphibians migrate from their forest habitat to the small wetlands where they congregate to breed. You have all heard the choruses of spring peepers, but how often have you seen one of these tiny frogs? How about a wood frog? And how often have you seen the largest salamander species in Vermont, the spotted salamander? All of these are abundant (if seldom seen) amphibians—but that will change in places where they must cross roads to reach their breeding pools. For many years, BEEC has been organizing Salamander Crossing Brigades, volunteers who help amphibians reach their breeding habitat by giving them a lift across roads.

The volunteers who help with this project not only save the lives of individual amphibians, but they help to safeguard populations of frogs and salamanders.

Find out how to become a salamander crossing guard, learn more about the amphibians, and find hot tips here.

Find the Amphibian Forecast here.

This map will help you find a crossing site near you.

Submit a crossing report here.

 See Scott’s latest skateboarding salamander video.

Become inspired to be a salamander crossing guard with the salamander breakdance.

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