The North American Field Herping Association (NAFHA) was founded by San Diego herpetologist Jeff Lemm in February, 2006, with input from herpers across North America. The premise of NAFHA and its database is to unite North American herpers with the purpose of collecting quality field data on the distribution and ecology of North American reptiles and amphibians. This data is then entered into our Herpetological Education and Research Project (HERP) database, and through the NAFHA forums, biologists, state and federal agencies, authors, and other interested parties may request field data from NAFHA members. Queries are voted upon by the members and data may or may not be released, depending on the vote (see NAFHA bylaws for more information). NAFHA chapters (which are now forming) are geographical subgroups of NAFHA and are the educational and recreational units of NAFHA. These independently operated chapters (which must consist of at least 5 members) of NAFHA can elect officers, hold meetings, host speakers, organize field outings, and educate the public about native herpetofauna. Each chapter will have their own forum located at fieldherpforum.com to organize meetings, outings, and relate information about their chapter. For more information, please read our bylaws. For technical information about the database, please post your question/comments on the NAFHA forum or contact us HERE.