Our Mission

  • To disseminate information about the threats to salamanders and their habitats

  • To increase awareness about salamander diversity, biology, and conservation.

  • To raise money for salamander conservation, education, and research.

  • To fund salamander conservation, education and/or research initiatives through an annual grant.

President: Lauren Augustine

 

Vice President: Matt Neff

 

Secretary: Megan Baumer

 

Treasurer: Katharine Mantzouris

 

Event Specialist: Ashton Shaffer

 

Marketing and Outreach Associate: Genevieve Warner

 

 

Grant committee chairs:

 

Lauren Augustine

 

Megan Baumer

 

Katharine Mantzouris

 

Kenton Kerns

 

Bill Orrico

 

Matt Neff

 

 

Organizational Contacts

Cow Knob Salamander (Plethodon punctatus) by Matt Neff

Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata) by Matt Neff

 

Adam Smith

Adam Smith grew up in Divonne-les-Bains, France. He has a BS in Environmental Geography from the University of York, UK, and an MS in Conservation at University College London (UCL). Having previously worked in field research and environmental policy, Adam now works as a Development Coordinator at Conservation International where he manages a portfolio of donors, carries out prospect research, and supports donor stewardship and outreach. Adam’s passion for conservation and herpetology arose from hiking in the mountains of France and Switzerland and observing the Alpine Newts and frogs than frequented his pond. 

 

 

Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders © 2018