The mission of Ohio Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (OHPARC) is to conserve amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats as integral parts of Ohio’s ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.

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SAVE THE DATE: OHPARC's annual meeting and conference will be held on Tues, 20 March 2018 at the 4-H Center on OSU's campus in Columbus, Ohio.  More details to follow.
OHPARC members are encouraged to attend the MWPARC meeting in Martinsville, Indiana on 18-20 August 2017.  Save-the-date flyer here.

OHPARC members participated in the Arc of Appalachia's Return of the Snakes! event on Saturday, 10 June 2017 at Serpent Mound.

OHPARC reached out to organizations and agencies that might work in herp habitat, but not be aware of emerging diseases and proper disinfection procedures.  See the letter here and please pass along to your friends and colleagues. 

The inaugural meeting of OHPARC occurred on 27 February 2017 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.  Notes (including election results) and action items are here.
The Proposal to Form an Ohio Chapter of Partners in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation was submitted on 1 December 2016, approved by the Midwest Regional Working Group on 12 Dec and by the Joint National Steering Committee on 4 January 2017.

Notes from the OHPARC organizational meeting held on 24 October 2016 are available here.

Learn more about PARC and Midwest PARC.