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Training

California Red-Legged Frog Workshop 2010

Date

Thursday, April 8, 2010
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Lunch will be provided

COST: $375.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation

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

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: California Red Legged Frog, Habitat Restoration

The Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program announced the California Red-Legged Frog Workshop for 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., April 8, 2010 at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.  The workshop consisted of classroom lectures complimented by an afternoon field component.  Intended audiences included:  biological consultants, land managers, researchers, and regulatory agency personnel.

 Workshop registration also included attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either April 7 or April 8.  More information on those field training sessions can be found on the Coastal Training Program website.

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. It  also provided foundational knowledge for monitoring projects where potential impacts to CRLF have been identified.

 Workshop Format:

 April 8th Workshop  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.

Afternoon Session (2:00pm-6:00pm) - Field Trip to areas on the North Coast of Santa Cruz County: Habitat requirements, corridors, pond designs, metapopulations dynamics, and survey techniques. Personal vehicles required to travel to field sites.

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Evening Field Practicum (either April 7 or April 8, 2010, 8:00pm-midnight) - Registration includes attendance at one of the two field training sessions on.  In order to reduce teacher:student ratio,  each session was limited to 12 participants.   These sessions were at the Granite Rock Sand Quarry, just north of the City of Santa Cruz on Highway 1.  Instructors demonstrated capturing, handling, sexing, and measuring of adult frogs and PIT tagging techniques

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
Biol Invasions
Feb 6 2009
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 (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
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
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: Critical Information for CTS 2011 Field Practicum Participants
PDF, 27KB
Grey Hayes
ESCTP
February 2011

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