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California Red-legged Frog Repeat Workshop 2013

California Red-legged Frog Repeat Workshop 2013 program image

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.

Date

Thursday, May 16, 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

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 15.  Registration also included attendance at one of two night time field training sessions on the evenings of either May 15 or May 16.  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.

 

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 16 Classroom Session (8:00am-2:00pm)- An overview of the biology and management of the California red-legged frog.

May 16 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 15 or May 16, 8:00pm-midnight) - Registration included attendance at one of the two field training sessions to Elkhorn Ranch.  In order to reduce teacher:student ratio, field sessions were limited to 12 participants. 

The night sessions were at Elkhorn Ranch and Native Plant Nursery, 1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing.  Personal vehicles required for travel to the field sites and a liability release forms were required.  Instructors demonstrated decontamination techniques, detecting frog eye shine, and capturing, handling, sexing, and measuring 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
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
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
Movement Patterns and Migration Distances in an Upland Population of California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
PDF, 1.1MB
Susan G. Orloff
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 6(2):266-276
2011
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
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
OTHER INFORMATION
Light Source and Binoculars for Visual Encounter Surveys of Adult California Red-legged Frogs
PDF, 96KB
Trish Tatarian Greg Tatarian Norman Scott

September 2012
Stockpond management for the benefit of California red-legged frog
PDF, 101KB
Norman Scott Galen Rathbun Trish Tatarian

2013

Links

EPA- Pesticide Effects Determinations for the California Red-legged Frog and other California Listed Species
http://www.epa.gov/espp/litstatus/effects/redleg-frog/

Questions and Answers

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