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Tesla Park Assembly Bill Approved By California Legislature

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Fabulous news: the California legislature has approved Assembly Bill 1086, which would allow the Department of Parks and Recreation to sell the portion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (known as the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area or Tesla Park), that has never been opened for public use, to a local public agency or non-profit organization …

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Los Angeles Times Interviews SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger

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On June 24th, 2019, LA Times journalist Joe Dworetzky interviewed SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger about California amphibian conservation issues, including the state’s continued importation of millions of non-native American Bullfrogs. Other topics discussed include frog jumping contests and conservation of California’s state amphibian, the endangered California Red-Legged Frog​.

President Obama enlarges California Coastal National Monument and recognizes the value of California Red-Legged Frogs

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In May 2015 I submitted this letter on behalf of SAVE THE FROGS! members in California, across the USA and around the world, expressing our support for increasing the protections afforded to the Coast Dairies property in California, and specifically calling on politicians to designate the land as part a national monument, so as to …

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

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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 …

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Tesla Park Action Alert: Protect Amphibians From Off-Highway Vehicles

California Red-Legged Frog

Help save Tesla Park’s endangered amphibians from off-highway vehicle destruction! Note: This action is closed, but you can find current Tesla park campaign info at: www.savethefrogs.com/tesla-park We need your help today to stop the State of California from turning 3,100 acres of critical amphibian habitat at Tesla Park into a publicly funded off-highway vehicle park! …

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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 …

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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). …

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Save Tesla Park’s Amphibian’s from Off Road Vehicles

California’s Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) is planning to let intensive off-road vehicle use destroy the upland habitats of Tesla Park’s frogs and salamanders! SAVE THE FROGS! is joining an effort led by Friends of Tesla Park to preserve the historic and natural resources of this parcel. Please submit your comment asking the California State Parks to prohibit …

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An Invasive Species Nightmare: A True Story

By Wildlife Biologist Mark Allaback Although it has taken a decade and is (somewhat) ongoing, I believe I have been instrumental in eradicating bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) after they were introduced to the Big Sur Watershed in 2000 at a California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) breeding pond. Of course, the bullfrog eradication effort required lots of …

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