The Lights team was initiated to begin to test methods to increase endangered salamander populations in Cornell’s Ringwood Natural Area. The three natives species of salamanders that we are targeting spend the majority of their lifetime in dry forests, except during stages of reproduction, in which they migrate to ponds to breed and lay their eggs. The initial migration occurs during the spring, after the first warm rainfall when the soil thaws. The primary issue we are addressing are deaths that happen during this migration. Ringwood is dissected by many roads that these amphibians need to cross for this migration. This means that cars are the leading cause of death for them.