Organization : Harris Center for conservation education
Background information :
The Harris Center for Conservation Education, a member-supported non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting understanding and respecting our natural environment.
Getting Salamander Crossing Brigade Training:
In order to get to saving these Salamanders, one must complete the suggested training that is offered by the Harris center in many places throughout the community. These training sessions are supposed to bring attention to safety measures of how to handle the animals, as well as the safety in the volunteers and how to be safe while saving these precious animals.
After the presentation, one big take away is that the Salamanders migration is spread throughout the month of April and May. Their migrations start when the weather warms to near 55-70 degrees and when its a rainy night. These ideal conditions are called the BIG NIGHT in which many sites of the migrations of these animals have heavy traffic. It is during these nights you are most likely to see the species that are listed and can help them reach safety. However, there is quite a lot of variability to when these conditions are right which is why you need to be watching out for emails from the Harris Center in order to establish when to get outside and safe lives.
Recommendations for a minute man style pack for the big night:
Bright reflective jackets
Scrappers for dead salamanders
Pen, paper, and writing log in order to track activity
Gloves (if you find needed) (FAQ about handing Salamanders is that this does not harm the animals )
A car and updated information on where to park to avoid running over the animals you are trying to save!!