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About NW PARC

Northwest chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation's (NW PARC) was officially launched in 2008 in Missoula, Montana. Our region covers seven U.S. states and three Canadian provinces and territories.

Our membership includes individuals from government and non-government organizations, conservation groups, museums, pet trade industry, environmental education centers such as zoos and nature centers, energy and forestry industries, educational institutes including universities, herpetological societies, and environmental consultants. The diversity if our membership makes PARC the most comprehensive conservation effort even undertaken for amphibian and reptiles.

Members of NW PARC are committed to promoting amphibian and reptile conservation.

PARC IS:

A diverse group of like-minded citizens, professionals, and organizations

An open forum for discussing herpetofaunal conservation

A national and international conservation network

A resource for everyone who values herpetofauna and their habitats

Based on local, regional, and national efforts

An advocate of inclusive reptile and amphibian conservation

PARC IS NOT:

A competitor

An funding organization

A policy maker

A UNIQUE CONSERVATION NETWORK

PARC includes all reptiles and amphibians

PARC is habitat focused

PARC includes all individuals, organizations, and agencies that have an interest in reptile and amphibian conservation

PARC focuses on endangered and threatened species and keeping common native species common

Steering Committee

Current Members

Kris Kendell
Co-Chair

As a young child, I spent countless hours exploring local sloughs, wooded ravines, grassy fields, and woodlots within reach...

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Betsy Howell
Co-Chair

I have been involved with NW PARC since 2008 when I attended the first meeting in Missoula, MT. In 2010, I helped...

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Dede Olson    Previous Co-Chair

David Pilliod    Previous Co-Chair

Lori Salzer

Chuck Peterson

Elke Wind

Denim Jochimsen

Bryce Maxell

Dave Clayton

Janene Lichtenberg

Lisa Hallock

Purnima Govindarajulu

Steve Corn

Valerie Titus

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