Building Wetlands For California Red-Legged Frogs In Eldorado National Forest

California Red-Legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) were once abundant in California, but their numbers declined drastically in the mid-1800’s when gold miners began eating them in large quantities and their mining activities eroded hillsides and polluted the water bodies the frogs rely on. Modern day Californians negatively impact California Red-Legged Frogs by destroying the frogs’ habitats … Continue reading Building Wetlands For California Red-Legged Frogs In Eldorado National Forest

Re-Frogging America: Stage One

Last week SAVE THE FROGS! spent five amazing days in California’s Eldorado National Forest building wetlands for our official state amphibian, the endangered California Red-Legged Frog with members of the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Trout Unlimited, Center for Wetland & Stream Restoration. Together we built six wetlands … Continue reading Re-Frogging America: Stage One

Our California Red-Legged Frog Legislation Goes To The Governor!

Last fall, Sea View Elementary students sent a letter to Assemblymember Manuel Pérez asking him to create legislation naming the California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) as our official state amphibian. Pérez drafted the legislation earlier this year and SAVE THE FROGS! has twice testified at the State Capitol on behalf of the bill (AB 2364). … Continue reading Our California Red-Legged Frog Legislation Goes To The Governor!

Protecting California Red-Legged Frog Egg Masses at Antonelli Pond

In January 2011 we began restoring habitat for endangered California Red-Legged Frogs at Antonelli Pond in Santa Cruz. Hundreds of volunteers have helped us remove non-native weeds and bullfrogs, and plant native vegetation. On November 16th, 15 students from the Natural Bridges Green Careers High School helped us install fish exclusion fences to prevent non-native … Continue reading Protecting California Red-Legged Frog Egg Masses at Antonelli Pond

More Than 1.6 Million Acres Designated as Critical Habitat for California Red-legged Frog

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to litigation by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated more than 1.6 million acres of critical habitat for the California red-legged frog in 28 California counties. The designation is three-and-a-half times as large as the Service’s 2006 designation, which the agency acknowledged was flawed … Continue reading More Than 1.6 Million Acres Designated as Critical Habitat for California Red-legged Frog