That’s right – this whole week, May 2-8, has been proclaimed National Amphibian Week by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Amphibians are tiny powerhouses for the ecosystem and the soundtrack to many of our spring nights, yet they’re one of the most at-risk wildlife groups on the planet. The Division of Fish and Wildlife is celebrating these valuable, vulnerable, cool (blooded) friends with daily social media posts all week, so follow along @newjerseyfishandwildlife and on Facebook!
While we’re sharing the love…CHANJ is happy to be making progress on our first amphibian tunnel project, at a landmark frog and salamander road-crossing location in Sussex County. This project tackles one of the leading threats to amphibians here and across the globe: habitat fragmentation. The project is currently in the design development stage. With any luck, ground-breaking will begin around Amphibian Week 2022!