Environmental

1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—(ENEWSPF)--August 25, 2016.   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in national forests and national parks.

“This is an important step for saving the vanishing amphibians of the . . .

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