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Workshop on the Biology & Management of the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) June 12 - 13, 2013 Auburn, CA

The Placer County Resource Conservation District (PCRCD), in partnership with Westervelt Ecological Services and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is pleased to host this workshop that is the first one focused on the Sierra Nevada population of the California red-legged frog (CRF). California red-legged frog specialists Norman Scott, Ph.D., and Trish Tatarian, M.S., will be the instructors. The workshop includes small group day and night field sessions to allow for a more interactive experience with the presenters and species. Workshop Agenda June 13, 2013 8am - 3pm: Classroom Session Biology and management of the CRF 4pm - 7pm: Daytime Field Session CRF habitat requirements and assessments, metapopulation dynamics, tadpole identification and survey techniques June 12, 2013 OR June 13, 2013 8 pm - 12midnight: Night Field Session (Choose one of the two night field sessions) Demonstrate and practice catching, handling, sexing, and measuring adult frogs Registration $415.00 --- Full Participation (Classroom, Daytime Field Session, and Night Field Session) $55.00 --- Classroom ONLY (June 13, 2013 8am-3pm) Registration includes breakfast snacks (pastries, coffee and juice) and lunch. Confirmed registration is on a firstcome, first-served basis, upon receipt of payment. Registration Deadline is June 3, 2013 Please fill out the registration form and waiver below and mail both with check payable to PCRCD. Workshop Objectives This workshop will provide foundational knowledge for monitoring projects where potential impacts to CRF and CRF habitat have been identified. Intended participants include Resource Professionals such as agency personnel, environmental consultants, resource planners, land managers and researchers. The Classroom Only registration option is a great opportunity to learn from these instructors at a nominal cost. The field sessions will provide a hands-on opportunity to gain training in identification, field sampling techniques, and basic habitat requirements of the CRF at the Big Gun Mitigation Bank, which is the largest known breeding population of CRF in the Sierra

Nevada. The daytime field class size is limited to 24 participants, with each night field session limited to 12 participants. Regulatory topics, while important, will not be covered in detail at this workshop. Instructors Norman Scott, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution, has academic interests in the biology, ecology, biogeography, and evolution of reptiles and amphibians. He has authored or coauthored more than 80 papers, mostly on tropical reptiles and amphibians, but also monkey populations, duck taxonomy, and bird faunas. Trish Tatarian, M.S., Wildlife Research Association, has conducted over 10 years of telemetry research on CRF populations at various locations between the coastal populations and the Sierra populations, identifying movement parameters and terrestrial habitat requirements per site. She's also a CEQA/NEPA consultant who works with private developers and State and Federal agencies as a general ecologist, specializing in special-status amphibian, bird and mammal surveys. A Certificate of Attendance will be presented to those individuals attending the full workshop.

Important Information Field Equipment and Clothing - Please see Equipment List below. Food and Beverages Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided in the classroom session. If you have special dietary needs, please notify us in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you. While the classroom session is located in Auburn, the field sessions are in a remote location with no restaurants or stores nearby. Registration and Waitlist Please register by June 3, 2013. We cannot hold spots until payment is received. Once the workshop is at capacity, we can add you to the waitlist. After your registration payment has been received, we will send additional information such as driving directions and area restaurant recommendations. Workshop Cancellation and Refunds PCRCD reserves the right to cancel or postpone a workshop or a portion of an event such as a field session for any reason, particularly for the lack of sufficient registration, incapacity of leader/speaker, inclement weather, etc. In the case of cancellation, registrants will receive full refunds. In the case of postponement, those who are not able to attend the new date will receive full refunds. Participants who wish to cancel their registration will receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee if they inform PCRCD by June 3, 2013. Partial refunds after June 3, 2013 may be granted at the discretion of the PCRCD Executive Director. If you have questions about the workshop or registration process, please contact Elisa Noble at 530-885-3046 ext. 118, or elisa@placercountyrcd.org.

REGISTRATION FORM Workshop on the Biology & Management of the California Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) June 12 - 13, 2013 Auburn, CA
Name_____________________________________________________________ Organization________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________ Phone_____________________________________________________________ Email______________________________________________________________

Night session preference (please check one) ___June 12th OR ___June 13th If your preferred night session is full, are you available for the alternate date? ___Yes OR ___No

WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT


Please read carefully before signing This is a release of liability and waiver of certain legal rights In Consideration for my being permitted to participate in certain activities and use, visit, or tour the facilities of Westervelt Ecological Services, LLC (Westervelt), I agree to the following Waiver and Release: I am voluntarily using, visiting and touring the facilities of Westervelt with full knowledge of the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers involved and hereby assume and accept any and all risks associated therewith. I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors, and subrogees, hereby knowingly and intentionally waive and release, indemnify and hold harmless Westervelt, its directors, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity including, but not limited to, negligence of any kind of nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis or death to me or my property as a result of engaging in these activities or the use, visit or tour of these facilities, whether such a damage, loss or injury, paralysis, or death results from negligence of Westervelt or from some other cause. I, for myself, my heirs, my successors, executors, and subrogees, further agree not to sue Westervelt as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death suffered in connection with my use of facilities of Westervelt. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, CLEARLY UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT. ____________________________________ Signature __________ _________________________ Date Witness ____________________________________ Print Name ____________________________________ Date

EQUIPMENT LIST
WORKSHOP ON THE BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG (RANA DRAYTONII) Norman Scott, Ph.D. and Trish Tatarian, M.S. Sponsored by the PCRCD, NRCS, and Westervelt Ecological Services

1. We strongly recommend chest waders for individuals participating in field sessions. Hip waders will not allow you to fully participate in the frog and tadpole capture activities. 2. An adequate headlamp (or, less ideal, a good hand-held mag light) is mandatory. Focusable incandescent lights are preferred. Please be aware that the great majority of LED lights will not suffice. 3. Field-ready, weather and mud-appropriate clothes and shoes. Bring rain gear if rain is in the forecast. Sunscreen is recommended for the daytime field session. The nighttime field session may be cool and windy, so please dress accordingly. 4. If you have a long-handled dip-net for capturing tadpoles, please bring it. The more dip-nets we have, the more opportunity for everyone to capture tadpoles. 5. PCRCD will bring a supply of water, but we encourage you to bring extra as there is no source of drinking water in the field. You will be in the field for about three hours in the afternoon field session, and another four hours in the night field session. 6. We encourage everyone to bring their own water bottle and/or coffee mug to the classroom portion. 7. Pen or pencil and a notebook. 8. Camera (optional).