Helping people understand and appreciate our native reptiles and amphibians, with the goal of influencing sound conservation and management of the animals and their habitats.
We at the Southwestern Field Herping Association are avocational herpetologists, dedicated to educating the public and ensuring a secure future for our native reptiles and amphibians. We believe that knowledge is the key to sound conservation.
We pursue our goals as volunteers giving herp related presentations to public and private audiences, conducting herpetological surveys, documenting our discoveries and experiences, and making that information available to researchers, land managers and policymakers.
We are USGS volunteers, and members and supporters of several herpetological groups that share our vision of sound herp conservation and management.