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California Red-Legged Frog Workshop 2013

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.

Date

Thursday, May 9, 2013
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Lunch will be provided

COST: $450.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Norman Scott, Jr.
Research Associate
Smithsonian Institution

Ms. Trish Tatarian
Biologist
Wildlife Research Associates

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 hosted

California Red-Legged Frog Workshop and Field Session 2013

May 9, 2013

With an evening field training session on either May 8 or May 9, 2013

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville

 

 

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

 

Workshop Details:

Workshop registration included a classroom lecture and afternoon field component on May 9.  Registration also included attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either May 8 or May 9.  Night training was from 8:00 pm until midnight.  More information on the field training sessions can be found on the Coastal Training Program website.  

 

All field sessions were held at Elkhorn Ranch and Native Plant Nursery, 1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing. Instructors demonstrated decontamination techniques, detecting frog eye shine, and capturing, handling, sexing, and measuring tadpoles and/or adult frogs.  Head lamps are necessary for night sessions. Please review the "Read Me" document listed below for important information regarding the field sessions and the required and suggested equipment. This is especially important as SPECIFIC HEAD LAMPS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE TRAINING, and it MAY TAKE TIME to locate one.

 

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. Minor regulatory and permitting information was included in this workshop.

 

Workshop Format:

May 9 Classroom Session (8:00am-2:00pm)- An overview of the biology and management of the California red-legged frog. Meet at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

May 9 Afternoon Session (2:00pm-6:00pm) - Field trip to Elkhorn Ranch and Native Plant Nursery, 1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing; Habitat requirements and assessment, pond designs, equipment demonstrations, tadpole identification and survey techniques. Personal vehicles required to travel to field sites, liability release form required.

Night Field Practicum (either May 8 or May 9, 8:00pm-midnight) - Registration included attendance at one of the two field training sessions to Elkhorn Ranch. 

 

 

 

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
Criteria for the Selection and Use of Light Sources and Binoculars for Visual Encounter Surveys of Adult and Sub-Adult California Red-legged Frogs (Rana draytonii)
PDF, 112KB
Trish Tatarian and Greg Tatarian

2017
Elkhorn Ranch Visitor Policies
PDF, 6KB
Elkhorn Ranch

2013
Elkhorn Ranch Visitor Release
PDF, 42KB
Elkhorn Ranch

2013
Handouts: California Red-legged Frog Workshop
PDF, 364KB
Trish Tatarian and Greg Tatarian
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2015
Presentation: Ecology of the California Red-legged Frog
PDF, 3.8MB
Trish Tatarian and Greg Tatarian
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
2016
Read Me CRLF 2013
PDF, 45KB
Grey Hayes

Selected and annotated bibliography of the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii)
DOC, 122KB
Trish Tatarian and Greg Tatarian
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2017
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
Movement patterns of California red-legged frogs in an inland California environment
PDF, 749KB
Patricia Tatarian
Herpetological Conservation and Biology
March 2008
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). Predation.
PDF, 216KB
Jeff Wilcox
Herpetological Review 42(3):414-415
2011
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
Water Temperatures in a California Red-legged breeding pond
PDF, 624KB
Galen Rathbun
Immediate Science Ecology 1: 7-11
September 5, 2012
OTHER INFORMATION
Management Guidlines for the California Red-Legged Frog
PDF, 188KB
Drs. Galen Rathbun and Norman Scott
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2009
Revised Guidence on Site Assessments for California Red Legged Frog
PDF, 143KB
US Fish and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife
August 2005

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