Bradford R. Norman is a Member of :
The Chicago Herpetological Society (1976-2005).
The Wildlife Society -Western Division:
Bay Region Chapter (2005- ).
Society for the Study of Vertebrate Biology (SSVB) :
Western & Humboldt Chapters (2002 - 2005).
The Northern Ohio Association of Herpetologists (2002-2005).
The Maryland Herpetological Society (2002-2005).
The Kansas Herpetological Society (2005- ).
The Oregon Herpetological Society (2004-2005).
Friends of the Dunes (Humboldt County) (1998-2005).
Scienitifc Advisory Committee, Tolowa Dunes Stewards (2005).
1995. Herpetology Symposium, Six Rivers National Forest, Orleans
Ranger Station. Set up speakers and training session for Six Rivers National Forest Biologists.
1996-1997. Active in Meetings Regarding Survey & Manage Salamander
Species Protocols. Reccommended at least 30-minute Tme-constrained surveys (TCSs), the collection of Plant Association
data, invertebrate associates data, Snout-to-vent lengths, total mass in grams, cover type, cover size, etc., for a pre-emptive
study of salamander preferences, rather than restricting our definition of "salamander habitat" to what the published
assumptions were at the time: "Let us collect data on salamander presence and thermal conditions, cover type, cover
size, etc., under strict 30-minutes or greater, Time-Constrained Surveys, or segments thereof, but not by Project acerage
size, because without a minimun time search method, a mere 5 to 35 seconds of searching could apply to a very small proposed
project area based on the 60-minutes per 10-acre protocol previous." Proposed and created a scorecard to assess salamander
2004, DECEMBER: Toured the newly acquired Redwood Park Mill Creek
Restoration Area, Redwood National Park; observed spawnng coho; on-site evaluation and group discussions regarding
habitat value and quality, up-coming road decomissioning and vegetaion growth studies at Mill Creek drainage, Del Norte
2005, MARCH: First Symposium of the DEL NORTE INSTITUTE OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Presentations and Discussions on Local Natural History Topics in Del Norte County, California.
2005, APRIL: WESTERN POND TURTLE CONFERENCE: Sonoma County,
California. Dr. Bruce R. Bury and other internationally-known turtle experts met at the Sonoma State University Campus, Rohnert
Park, to discuss new information on Generic and Genetic Taxonomy, Basking Behaviours, Trapping Techniques, Historical Commerical
Uses in the Central Valley of California, and the Fossil History of the Western Pond Turtle (Emys/Actinemys/Clemmys
marmorata) with its newly discovered genetic populations separated into 4 distinct taxonomic clades- Santa Barbara,
Northern (including British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California), Southen California, and San Joaquin
2005, MAY: FOREST REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN WORKING GROUP (FRAWG)Conference.
Korbel, California. Presentations and discussions on Invertebrate prey base, Micro-habitat Conditions, Specialized Survey
Techniques especially for Southern Torrent Salamander, Red-legged Frog, Western Pond Turtle, and the Tailed frog. An
extensive field session at the habitats of each of these species, where each, and other species were observed was a key component
each day. A key component at each habitat was determining the wetland extents and discussion regarding the delineation
of wetlands there, based on interpretation of the invertebrate faunal presence, and wetland plant identification (with Gordon
Leppig, CDFG), as well as the underlying geological features that precipitate aquatic environments, such as wetland soil
types and non-permeable layering.