The date has been set, the speakers are preparing to engage and enlighten, and the herps are ready for the spotlight. The only thing missing is you! Registration for the 2018 Ohio Amphibian & Reptile Conference, to be held March 20 at the Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, OH, is now open! If you are interested in learning more about Ohio’s herps and networking with others in the field, then be sure to reserve this date and register for the event. For full details, click on the associated button below.

Or, if you’re ready to dive right in, click the button below to navigate to the registration page. The registration cost ($45; $25 for students) includes a catered lunch.   On-line registration (required for lunch) closes on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  On-site registration (space permitting) is the same cost, but does not include lunch. Also note that, while the t-shirt order deadline has passed, a limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the conference.


2018 Ohio Amphibian & Reptile Conference

The Ohio Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (OHPARC) annual conference brings together invited speakers from around the state to present findings of recent research and conservation projects involving Ohio’s amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats. If you are interested in learning more about Ohio’s herps and networking with others in the field, then be sure …

Get Involved!

If you have an interest in the conservation of Ohio’s amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats, then we welcome you to join us.  OHPARC is open to everyone – from amateurs to professionals – with an interest in fulfilling PARC’s mission.

To stay up to date on OHPARC’s activities, join our mailing list .


OHPARC is an all volunteer network led by two Co-Chairs and an Advisory Board.  Learn more about OHPARC’s leadership here.

Guidelines for the structure and operation of OHPARC were adopted on 5 April 2017 and are available here.

A Unique Conservation Network

  • PARC includes all reptiles and amphibians
  • PARC is habitat focused
  • PARC includes all individuals, organizations, and agencies that have an interest in reptile and amphibian conservation
  • PARC focuses on endangered and threatened species and keeping common native species common


  • A diverse group of like-minded citizens, professionals, and organizations
  • An open forum for discussing herpetofaunal conservation
  • A national and international conservation network
  • A resource for everyone who values herpetofauna and their habitats
  • Based on local, regional, and national efforts
  • An advocate of inclusive reptile and amphibian conservation

PARC is not

  • A competitor
  • A funding organization
  • A policy maker