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Ca County Database totals 2014

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So basically the counties nearest the bay and la/sd are well represented and everything else needs a TON of work. Here's to a fruitful 2015!! :beer: :beer: :thumb: :thumb:



Total Records:

1. San Diego - 9727
2. Riverside - 7227
3. Los Angeles - 7062
4. San Bernardino - 6155
5. Santa Clara - 4407
6. Santa Cruz - 2668
7. Kern - 1783
8. Orange - 1762
9. San Mateo - 1442
10. San Luis Obispo - 1353
11. Ventura - 1021
12. Inyo - 956
13. Imperial - 931
14. Monterey - 801
15. Santa Barbara - 740
16. Napa - 690
17. Shasta - 625
18. Fresno - 609
19. Madera - 590
20. Mono - 576

Snakes:

1. San Diego - 5491
2. Riverside - 2799
3. Los Angeles - 2127
4. San Bernardino - 1976
5. Santa Clara - 993
6. Kern - 859
7. San Mateo - 706
8. Santa Cruz - 497
9. Ventura - 367
10. Inyo - 349


Lizards:

1. Riverside - 3468
2. San Bernardino - 3235
3. San Diego - 3044
4. Los Angeles - 2895
5. Santa Clara - 1081
6. Orange - 884
7. Santa Cruz - 770
8. Kern - 601
9. Imperial - 530
10. Inyo - 529


Salamanders:

1. Santa Clara - 1590
2. Santa Cruz - 1196
3. Los Angeles - 880
4. Orange - 473
5. San Diego - 467
6. Napa - 295
7. San Mateo - 277
8. Riverside - 253
9. Mendocino - 211
10. Monterey - 194


Frogs & Toads:

1. Los Angeles - 907
2. San Bernardino - 723
3. San Diego - 685
4. Riverside - 636
5. Santa Clara - 537
6. Orange - 218
7. Shasta - 165
8. Santa Cruz - 154
9. Kern - 150
10. San Luis Obispo - 135


Turtles:

1. San Luis Obispo - 493
2. Santa Barbara - 290
3. Los Angeles - 253
4. Santa Clara - 206
5. Madera - 172
6. Fresno - 163
7. Yolo - 161
8. Monterey - 150
9. Ventura - 134
10.Shasta - 115


Countys that need work (less than 100 records):

1. Amador - 27 ( 2 turtle records, 6 snake records, 4 salamander records)
2. Calaveras - 30 ( 1 turtle record, 2 frog&toad records,0 salamander records)
3. Alpine - 33 (0 turtle records,2 salamander records, 7 snake records)
4. Modoc - 36 (1 salamander record,5 frog&toad records, 7 snake records)
5. Tehama - 39 (2 turtle records,0 salamander records)
6. Glenn - 55 ( 0 salamander records, 9 lizard records)
7. Plumas - 57 ( 0 turtle records,0 salamander records)
8. Sutter - 71 ( 0 salamander records)
9. Trinity - 74 ( 4 turtle records)
10. Sierra - 79 ( 0 turtle records, 5 salamander records)
11. Siskiyou - 85 (2 turtle records)
12. Kings - 94 (0 salamander records, 5 frog&toad records)

Other notes:

imperial - 0 salamander records
mono - 0 salamander records, 1 turtle record
Lassen - 0 salamander records
Colusa - 1 salamander record
Yuba - 2 salamander records
Sacramento 2 salamander records
San Joaquin - 3 salamander records
Placer - 3 salamander records
Stanislaus - 3 salamander records
Butte - 3 salamander records
Del Norte - 0 turtle records, 5 lizard records
Humboldt - 0 turtle records
Inyo - 0 turtle records
Tuolumne - 1 turtle record
San Fransisco - 3 frog&toad records

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You ROCK. Fantastic work :beer:

I'm not sure, but I might have enough left of my 2014 records to bump Mono to # 19. :D



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ADDED: I think I'm done. Mono now at 602..... you're next Fresno :twisted:

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Matt, Great Work.

Thank for for this list..


In other news HERP passed the 200,000 record mark.. :thumb:


It's pretty impressive Keith that you have carried Mono county so far up the list. :shock:

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Outstanding work Matt, thanks for putting that together. Looks like some day trips are in order before Salamander season is over.

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Thanks for doing this, brother. Back to the field!

-Phil

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Hmmm...I have work to do... :thumb:

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Nice list, Matt. Thanks for putting this together! :beer:

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This would be great to see at least once a year......Maybe January 1st... to start the year off right. :beer:

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll get as much herping in this year. I burned a lot of vacation in 2014 :cry: ....but Mono's got Santa Barbara in its sights.

-nightdriver

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Hey Matt,

Do you have any spare time to update this for 2016? :D

-nightdriver

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Yes Matt...please update. Are you including unvouchered records?

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What I do with my data should have been private and up to me, but since my name was dropped, I suppose I should say something.

I've been involved with NAFHA and the HERP database since at least 2010. I've seen highs and lows and ultimately I have come to the conclusion that I'm not very interested in the two anymore. It was a personal decision based on many factors.

The HERP database is a fantastic tool for many people, but I've arrived at a point where I feel as though I am fully capable of managing my own data and providing my data to the agencies and individuals that I am interested in. I don't need my data stored on a server or viewable by the public.

The HERP database is often promoted as if it's the only way to manage and distribute your personal records and it's not. I'm disappointed to see that some of its users have apparently lost sight of what it's all about: data collection and distribution. No one should be shamed for using different means to accomplish the same goal. It's about collecting data on herps and making use of that data in the ways that you believe in.

And for the record (pun slightly intended), I'm looking at my exported records right now and out of my 1,980 records from the HERP database, I had 226 records without coordinates. I'm not sure how that leads to the statement, "None of his records had GPS anyway."

Anyway, my records being removed from the HERP database is not going to make it fall apart. You are all doing a great job collecting data and populating the HERP database.

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I'll see if I can get it done in the next couple days !

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Matt that would be great if you could do the 2015 Scorecard and leaderboard for us.. :thumb:

Fundad

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Well said, Taylor. I think I understand exactly how you feel.

Robert

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I collected data on an Ore/Sierra intergrade Ensatina from the slopes of Mt Lassen, which i think is in Lassen Co. my problem is... i really need a newer computer... Robert Hess gave me the one I use now, and it was a HUGE improvement over my 94 gateway (and i'm grateful for that)... but... i'm running Windows 2000, and not enough (whatever it takes, RAM, Memory, whatever) to even upgrade enough to view videos, run google maps, etc... hell... to even do online banking... :shock: I managed to get an coastal/intergrade glossy entered, so i could send the gps, and pics to Robert Fisher, along with a genetic sample... but computer crashed 3 times, and it took me 90 min to get that one entry in.
THAT is why i'm not entering data, and have a backlog of 800-1000 entries. good news is... more work than i can handle, so a new computer should be doable soon... :D
shiny cuts n shallow ruts... 8-)

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Taylor Henry wrote:What I do with my data should have been private and up to me, but since my name was dropped, I suppose I should say something.

I've been involved with NAFHA and the HERP database since at least 2010. I've seen highs and lows and ultimately I have come to the conclusion that I'm not very interested in the two anymore. It was a personal decision based on many factors.

The HERP database is a fantastic tool for many people, but I've arrived at a point where I feel as though I am fully capable of managing my own data and providing my data to the agencies and individuals that I am interested in. I don't need my data stored on a server or viewable by the public.

The HERP database is often promoted as if it's the only way to manage and distribute your personal records and it's not. I'm disappointed to see that some of its users have apparently lost sight of what it's all about: data collection and distribution. No one should be shamed for using different means to accomplish the same goal. It's about collecting data on herps and making use of that data in the ways that you believe in.

And for the record (pun slightly intended), I'm looking at my exported records right now and out of my 1,980 records from the HERP database, I had 226 records without coordinates. I'm not sure how that leads to the statement, "None of his records had GPS anyway."

Anyway, my records being removed from the HERP database is not going to make it fall apart. You are all doing a great job collecting data and populating the HERP database.
Sorry I mentioned your name, but it's a little frustrating to try and promote a safe database while 6,000 records from 3 people disappear in one year. I removed the remark about your records and gps. I was led to believe none of yours had it. I apologize.

You may have a private database, but I also know other reasons you pulled your records. I also know why several other people pulled their records over the years, and it ranges from having to answer too many questions from viewers of the record, to complete over-the-top paranoia. Lemme tell ya, if people just put a pic of the animal in there, nobody will ever be able to figure out where it was found. Nobody will see the gps or anything else that is sensitive. I'm tired of hearing that crap...sorry I used you as a whipping boy.

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