NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

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NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

Post by TimCO » November 19th, 2013, 7:27 pm

The North American Field Herping Association
3rd Annual National Meeting

August 29- September 1
Rodeo, NM
Open to NAFHA members, NA-Herp Database Contributors and Anyone interested in learning more about the organization and its activities.

Itinerary- Scheduled Activities
All times listed are Mountain Daylight Time aka NM time

Friday Aug 29th-
5PM - Meet at Sunny Flats Campground for Meet and Greet-http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado ... 8&actid=70
Evening Road Cruising

Saturday Aug 30th-
10 am Meet at Chiricahua Desert Museum Conference Center, 1 mile north of the Chiricahua Desert Museum
Guest speaker- Dirk Stevenson, Indigo and eastern diamondback rattlesnake research
Afternoon and Evening Herping

Sunday Aug 31st-
2 PM BBQ and social @ Chiricahua Desert Museum please bring $8 per person- http://www.chiricahuadesertmuseum.com/
Free admission to the museum!
Evening Road Cruising

Monday Sept 1st-
12 pm meet at Chiricahua Desert Museum Conference Center - meeting wrap up









Pertinent details-
NAFHA has been issued scientific collection permits for both Arizona and New Mexico. Details are as follows-

Arizona- There are 14 listed agents on our permit. You must be in the presence of one of the listed agents to be covered under the permit.

The SCP is valid from August 28-Sept 2 in Cochise County South of I-10 from and including the Sulfur Springs Valley east to the New Mexico state line.

The SCP authorizes us to capture, hold for up to 2 hours, photograph, and release at site of capture unlimited numbers of all open season (non-protected) herps.

The SCP also allows for 1 hour hold for up to 4 lepidus, 1 pricei, 1 milk snake, 2 Gila monsters, and 10 ornate box turtles.

No lepidus or pricei may be pursued or captured from the well known talus slope.

We cannot capture Massasaugas, unless in imminent peril from road death but then all we can do is move them off the road ONLY. We can only photograph them in situ.

No capturing Yarrows Spiny Lizards or Striped Plateau Lizards along Cave Creek above the Southwest Research Station or along Turkey Creek due to an ongoing study.

We are authorized to collect DOR open season and closed season herps found dead (federally protected species require a federal permit).

The group cannot be in one area simultaneously. We must “disperse our collection activities for all species to avoid impacting wild populations”.

Destructive collecting techniques are not authorized.

Individuals wishing to hold non-protected reptiles and amphibians overnight must have an AZ hunting license.

New Mexico- The New Mexico scientific collection permit authorizes salvage of DORs only. Animals may be photographed in situ, New Mexico residents and individuals with NM hunting licenses may temporarily capture animals for educational and photographic purposes.

During this official NAHFA event the collection of reptiles and amphibians is prohibited. All attendees are expected to comply with state and federal rules and regulations.

There are limited dining and fuel options in the area, please plan accordingly.

Please anticipate being contacted by local and federal law enforcement while road cruising. Polite and courteous interaction should minimize time spent with law enforcement.

Please refrain from manipulating venomous reptiles without the proper tools and experience.

NAFHA encourages ALL reptile and amphibian sightings to be recorded.

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Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

Post by TimCO » January 18th, 2014, 7:41 pm

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Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

Post by Biker Dave » May 8th, 2014, 6:09 pm

TimCo

Please get with me. I have info we need to discuss re: this event!

Dave

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Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

Post by TimCO » July 22nd, 2014, 6:58 am

NAFHA National Meeting Itinerary

August 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM


Friday Aug 29 5PM

Meet at Sunny Flats Campground for pre road cruising social
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado ... 8&actid=70

Friday evening - Road cruising


Saturday Aug 30 10AM

Meet at Chiricahua Desert Museum Conference Center, 1 mile north of the Museum.
Meeting announcements

Afternoon and evening herping

Sunday Aug 31 2PM

Meet at Chiricahua Desert Museum Conference Center, 1 mile north of the Museum.
Guest speaker and announcments

Afternoon and evening herping

Monday, September 1 2PM

Meet at Chiricahua Desert Museum for tour and BBQ social. Free admission to the museum!
http://www.chiricahuadesertmuseum.com/

Evening herping

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Re: NAFHA 2014 National Meeting Aug 29-Sept 1 2014 Rodeo NM

Post by Fundad » August 18th, 2014, 8:26 am

Also anyone attending this event must sign a NAFHA liability waiver. Anyone who does not sign the waiver can NOT participate in the NAFHA event, this includes parents signing for minors.

If anyone is taking a minor that you are not the legal guardian of, please contact me for special instructions.

Thank You
Brian Hinds
International Coordinator

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