The following resources are intended for active ARC New Forest Smooth Snake Survey (NF-SSS) volunteer Reptile Surveyors who have undertaken project training and hold a protected species accreditation under ARC's organisational licence.


Health and safety information:

NF-SSS Emergency Contact Information

NF-SSS Health and Safety Information

NF-SSS Untrained/Unlicensed Survey Volunteer Questionnaire

ARC Protected Species Licencing & Volunteer Agreement Terms


ARC Volunteer Codes of Best Practice

ARC Volunteer Lone Workers Form

ARC Generic Risk Assessment for Working Outdoors

NF-SSS Surveyor On Site Vehicle Notification 2019


Amphibian Disease Precautions: UK Fieldworkers Guide

Lyme disease and tick advice - Lyme Disease Action

Tick Bites and Lymes Disease - New Forest District Council

Ticks/Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis & Weil's Disease - Dorset Wildlife Trust

Lyme Disease - NHS

Leptospirosis - NHS

Meeting an Unfamiliar Dog - RSPB


GPS_Device_&_ViewRanger_Instructions:

NF-SSS GPS Device Instructions

NF-SSS ViewRanger Instructions


Survey documents:

NF-SSS Carrying Out Your Survey

ARC Species Recording Guidelines

NF-SS Species Record Form

NF-SSS Reptile Handling Photography & Measurement

ARC Reptile Slough Gene Bank Information

ARC Reptile Slough Gene Bank Envelope Label


Training resources:

Reptile identification - training slides

Reptile ecology - training slides

Reptile survey - training slides

Reptile survey methodology - training slides

ARC snake identification poster

ARC reptile identification guide

ARC amphibian identification guide


ARC Privacy Policy:

ARC Privacy Policy



Please contact the NF-SSS Project Officer if you have any questions or require additional information.

Tel (ARC office): 01202 391 319
Email: [email protected]