EDB2.jpg

Research Working Groups

Working Groups

Our team is committed to gathering the best scientific data available from the leading experts in the field to inform our conservation programs. To inform our efforts in developing Conservation Action Plans, determining funding gaps for research projects, and discussing current research programs in the field, we formed several research working groups. These working groups consist of land managers, government agency representatives, other non-profits, and researchers studying these species.

 

To learn more about these working groups, read below!

Green Tropical Summer Outdoors Instagram Post (1) (1)_edited.png

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Working Group

The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Working Group is a multi organizational and multi agency research and conservation coordination group. Members include representatives from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jekyll Island Conservation Authority, the Jones Center, and staff from The Rattlesnake Conservancy. The working group meets monthly to discuss issues important to rattlesnake conservation, including current research, future research needs, and range wide conservation planning. To learn more about the members, click here!

Goals

  • Develop a comprehensive range wide Conservation Action Plan that can be used by land management and regulatory agencies, non-profit partners, and private land owners.

  • Implement conservation actions that will preclude the need to list the eastern diamondback rattlesnake under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Foster partnerships in research and conservation that lend to direct on the ground benefit to eastern diamondback rattlesnakes.

  • Encourage State and local governments to work proactively for rattlesnake conservation and reduce unnecessary mortality of rattlesnakes in their area.

  • Implement education and outreach programs that provide the public with resources they need to safely and peacefully live in "rattlesnake country".

Montane Rattlesnake Working Group

What is it?

Similar to our other working group, the Montane Rattlesnake Working Group is a multi organizational and multi agency research and conservation coordination group. Members include representatives from University of Arizona, Mesa Community College, Coronado National Forest, Southwestern Ecological Research Company, and staff from The Rattlesnake Conservancy. The working group meets monthly to discuss issues important to rattlesnakes that inhabit the mountains of the desert southwest and Mexico. To learn more about the members, click here!

Goals

  • Develop comprehensive range wide Conservation Action Plans for montane rattlesnakes.

  • Monitor current and future population trends.

  • Protect and identify at-risk populations of montane rattlesnakes.

  • Foster partnerships in research and conservation that lend to direct on the ground benefit to montane rattlesnakes.

  • Provide the best available scientific information to land managers with montane rattlesnakes that occur within their area of responsbility.

  • Implement conservation programs to minimize threats to montane rattlesnakes in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.

MONTANE RATTLESNAKE WORKING GROUP.png
Copy of MONTANE RATTLESNAKE WORKING GROUP.png