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California Red-legged Frog Workshop 2012

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The Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program announced the California Red-Legged Frog Workshop, April 12, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.  The workshop consisted of classroom lectures complimented by an afternoon field component.  Registration also included attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either April 11 or April 12.  Evening training was from 8:00 pm until midnight. 

Date

Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Room: Administration

Lunch will be provided

COST: $395.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Galen Rathbun
Research Associate
California Academy of Sciences

Norman Scott, Jr.
Research Associate
Smithsonian Institution

Contact

Virginia Guhin
virginia@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: California Red Legged Frog, Habitat Restoration

The Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program  announced:

California Red-Legged Frog – 2012 Workshop and Field Session

April 12, 2012

Intended audience included:  biological consultants, land managers, researchers, and regulatory agency personnel.

Workshop registration consisted of classroom lecture and an afternoon field component on April 12th.  Registration also included attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either April 11 or April 12.  Evening training was from 8:00 pm until midnight. 

Workshop Objectives:

This was a great opportunity to receive training in species identification, field sampling techniques, and the habitat requirements of the California red-legged frog (CRLF). Workshop information will be useful for conservation planning and for educational outreach to agricultural producers and others who are considering projects that may impact CRLF.   The workshop also provided foundational knowledge for monitoring projects with potential impacts to CRLF. *No regulatory or permitting information was included in this workshop.

Workshop Format:

April 12th Morning Session(8:00am-2:00pm) - Classroom: Overview of biology and management of the California red-legged frog. Meet at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

April 12th Afternoon Session(2:00pm-6:00pm) - Field trip to areas on the North Coast of Santa Cruz County: Habitat requirements and assessment, pond designs, equipment demonstrations, tadpole identification and survey techniques, and frog marking techniques. Personal vehicles required to travel to field sites.

Evening Field Practicum(either April 11 or April 12, 2012, 8:00pm-midnight) - Your registration included attendance at one of the two field training sessions.  In order to reduce teacher:student ratio, we are limiting each field session to 12 participants.  After pre-registering, please email us your preferred date of attendance; include a note if you are not flexible in the date that you are able to attend.  We cannot guarantee your preferred date, but we will do what we can to accommodate your preference.

The night sessions was at the Graniterock Sand Quarry, just north of the City of Santa Cruz on Highway 1.  Instructors  demonstrated decontamination techniques, detecting frog eye shine, and capturing, handling, sexing, and measuring of tadpoles and/or adult frogs.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Bibliography of Techniques Applicable to California Red-Legged Frog (Rana draytonii) Study and Management
PDF, 121KB
Galen Rathbun and Norman Scott
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
March 2010
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Do a threatened native amphibian and its invasive congener differ in response to human alteration of the landscape?
PDF, 199KB
Antonia D'Amore, Valentine Hemingway, Kerstin Wasson
Biological Invasions, 12(1):145-154
2010
Evaluation of a radio-belt for ranid frogs
PDF, 136KB
Galen Rathbun and Thomas Murphey
Herpetological Review 27(4):187-189
1996
Invasive species shifts onto genetic resource partitioning and microhabitat use of a threatened native amphibian
PDF, 164KB
Antonia Amore, Eric Kirby, Michael McNicholas
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 19: 534-541
2009
Overwintering Tadpoles in the California Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora draytonii)
PDF, 218KB
Gary M. Fellers, Alan E. Launer, Galen Rathbun, Steve Bobzien, Jeff Alvarez, David sterner, Richard B. Seymour, and Michael Westphal
Herpetological Review 32(3):156-157
2001
Rana draytonii dispersal
PDF, 84KB
Mark Allaback, David M. Laabs, David S. Keegan, Josh D. Harwayne
Herpetological Review, 41(2), 204-206
2010
Rana draytonii (California red-legged frog). Behavior- dangers of drift fences
PDF, 62KB
Galen Rathbun, Norman Scott, Thomas Murphey
Herpetological Review 28(2):85-86
1997
Rana Draytonii (California Red-legged Frog). Egg Predation.
PDF, 39KB
Galen Rathbun
Herpetological Review 29(3):165
1998
Rana Draytonii (California Red-legged Frog). Prey.
PDF, 16KB
Marc P. Hayes, Mark R. Jennings, Galen B. Rathbun
Herpetological Review 37(4):449
2006
Relocations of California red-legged frogs, California, USA.
PDF, 1.2MB
Dana Bland
Re-introduction News, Newsletter of the Re-introduction Specialist Group, IUCN, No. 25:12-13.
2006
Reproductive Interference by an Invasive Species an Evolutionary Trap?
PDF, 130KB
Antonia D'Amore, Eric Kirby, Valentine Hemingway
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4(3):325-330
2009
Terrestrial activity and conservation of adult California red-legged frogs Rana aurora draytonii in coastal forests and grasslands
PDF, 349KB
John B. Bulger, Norman J. Scott Jr., Richard B. Seymour
Biological Conservation 110:85-95
2003
Translocation of California red-legged frogs (Rana aurora draytonii)
PDF, 789KB
Galen Rathbun and Julie Schneider
Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(4):1300-1305
2001
OTHER INFORMATION
CRLF Survey Appendix D - Site Assessment
PDF, 23KB
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service
2005
Management Guidlines for the California Red-Legged Frog
PDF, 188KB
Drs. Galen Rathbun and Norman Scott
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2009
Read Me - CRLF Field Information 2012
PDF, 24KB


Revised Guidence on Site Assessments for California Red Legged Frog
PDF, 143KB
US Fish and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife
August 2005

Links

California Red-Legged Frog Sounds
http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/r.draytonii.sounds.html

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org