Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research - Conservation - Preservation - Education - Public Information - Research - Field Studies - Captive Propagation - Advancing knowledge and understanding of the herpetofauna of the American Southwest

Regular Membership: $20

Student Membership (under 18, or 18+ with School ID): $10

Family (spouse/partner and children under 18): $40

Lifetime: $250

Our membership year runs January through December. Dues are not prorated and your membership will expire December 31st.

Every 10th person to join (or renew) will receive a field guide of their choice from this list!

All  members  electronically  receive the SWCHR Bulletin  published  quarterly  and the SWCHR News published monthly.



f you are paying by check, please make your check payable to "SWCHR" and mail it, along with your completed and signed membership application form, to the address shown at the bottom of the application form.

Application Form for Paying by Check (Microsoft Word Document)


You may join by using the form below, in a two-step process. Clicking "Submit" on the form will compile your information into an email to SWCHR and display a confirmation page. Next, click "Pay Now" on that page to send payment via PayPal.

Click here to view SWCHR's Code of Ethics our members follow.


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By checking the box below (REQUIRED) you affirm: "Upon acceptance of my membership, I hereby release the Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research, its officers, and members from any and all responsibility or loss occurring at any SWCHR sponsored activities or events. I will also adhere to the SWCHR Code of Ethics, as listed on the SWCHR web site and in the quarterly Bulletin."

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If you are under 18 years of age, by checking the box below you affirm a parent or guardian approves your membership.

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