Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads

Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads

In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said […]

Restoring Rare Frogs and Turtles to Yosemite National Park

Restoring Rare Frogs and Turtles to Yosemite National Park

In recent years, with support from Yosemite Conservancy, scientists have started to bring endangered Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs back from the brink of extinction by moving them to predator-free lakes. This year, in addition to expanding those efforts, scientists began restoring the populations of two other native water-loving species: California red-legged frogs and Western pond turtles. […]