KAMP: About KAMP
KAMP: Wind Codes
KAMP: Sky Codes
KAMP: Calling Index
Download Printable Survey Form (PDF)
KAMP: Participants List
KAMP: Species List
KAMP: Route List
KAMP: Links

The Kansas Anuran Monitoring Program (KAMP) is a volunteer program coordinated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP). KAMP was initiated in 1998 to help determine the status and population trends of Kansas' 22 species of frogs and toads. Survey data are collected annually by cooperators who note the distinctive calls of each species along permanent roadside routes. For more information, contact one of the coordinators listed below.

The KAMP methodologies are designed to document information about distribution and abundance of Kansas' anurans. The results of this ongoing study will provide information on where species are located throughout the state, and in certain cases, how their populations change in abundance and distribution. Many frog and toad species are indicators of habitat quality. Their presence, absence, and most notably disappearance from an area may provide information on the condition of Kansas' wetland habitats.

KAMP owes its success and ongoing growth to the large number of participants from all across the state. Without the interest and dedication of these generous volunteers, this program would not be possible. We want to thank them, and provide this web site to demonstrate how their efforts are contributing valuable information that will help manage Kansas' natural resources.


Coordinators:
Ken Brunson
Wildlife Diversity Coordinator
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP)
512 SE 25th Ave
Pratt, Kansas 67124
kenb@wp.state.ks.us
(620) 672-0792
Joseph T. Collins
Director, The Center for North American Herpetology (CNAH)
Adjunct Herpetologist, Kansas Biological Survey
1502 Medinah Circle
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
jcollins@ku.edu
(785) 393-4757

KDWP Chickadee Checkoff This project was made possible through a grant from the Chickadee Checkoff nongame program of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Header photo of calling Great Plains Toad © Larry Miller, Kansas Heritage Photography
Web Development by:
Travis W. Taggart
Sternberg Museum
of Natural History
Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kansas 67601
ttaggart@fhsu.edu
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