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Additional Resources

Recommended timing for vernal pool surveys by geographic region
This map and schematic were created to help anticipate when surveys should be conducted around the State.  They are guidelines based upon data from previous years and seasonal variation should always be considered.

Vernal pools - Conserving Maine Significant Wildlife Habitat
This fact sheet provides ecological background pertaining to vernal pools and why these natural resources should be conserved.

Vernal pools in Maine: what do landowners and towns need to know?
This factsheet briefly describes the Maine Significant Vernal Pool legislation, including criteria used to determine whether a vernal pool will be mapped as Significant Wildlife Habitat, and the seasonal constraints for when a pool may be surveyed. It also includes testimonials from towns who have mapped their vernal pools using a community based approach.

ID CardsField ID Cards For Maine Vernal Pool Indicator Species
These cards were created to assist volunteers with field identification of vernal pool species in Maine. Information included in this resource reflects frequently asked questions from volunteers. Laminated copies may be available at a minimal printing/laminating cost for individuals participating in town organized mapping projects, or you may print and laminate a set on your own.

Field ID Cards for Northeast Vernal Pool Indicator Species
These ID cards include species found in Maine as well as vernal pool breeding animals that occur in other Northeastern states.


Vernal Pool OrganizationFrisbee

Vernal Pool Yahoo Group Listserve

Rhode Island Vernal Pools

Vermont Vernal Pool Mapping Project

Massachusetts Vernal Pools

New Hampshire Vernal Pools

New York Vernal Pools

 Connecticut Vernal Pools