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Managing Habitats for the California Red-legged Frog

Managing Habitats for the California Red-legged Frog program image

For audiences already trained in the biology and ecology of the California red-legged frog, this workshop is designed to advance that understanding with emphasis on habitat management and restoration techniques.  Attendees will improve their understanding of how to apply biological requirements of the species to applications with habitat management in a variety of situations.

Date

Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

COST: $300.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Ms. Devii Rao
Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz Counties
UC Cooperative Extension

Ms. Trish Tatarian
Biologist
Wildlife Research Associates

Contact

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

Sponsors

Description

See also: California Red Legged Frog, Habitat Restoration

Overview

For audiences already trained in the biology and ecology of the California red-legged frog, this workshop is designed to advance that understanding with emphasis on habitat management and restoration techniques.  Attendees will improve their understanding of how to apply biological requirements of the species to applications with habitat management in a variety of situations.

 

This workshop is restricted to those who have attended at least a beginner’s workshop reviewing the biology and ecology of California red-legged frog (CRF).

 

If you are not completely familiar with the identification, life history, ecology, and behavior (including movements) for this species… do not register but instead first attend our beginner’s workshop. Lack of understanding of these concepts will preclude you from full benefit of this workshop and may disrupt the value of the workshop for other participants.

Workshop Objectives

By attending the course, participants will:

  • Improve their understanding of the biological requirements of the species and how that applies to their habitat requirements.
  • Improve their understanding of key CRF habitat requirements in a variety of situations, from man-made ponds to in-stream pools, as well as upland habitats.
  • Improve their understanding of management techniques for aquatic and upland habitats to benefit the species.

Topics Discussed

  • Physical parameters of CRF habitats
  • Design and management of ponds to support CRF
  • Management of various CRF habitats:
    • stream and riparian habitat
    • springs, seeps and other moist habitats
    • upland habitat
  • Introduction to rangeland management and how it may affect CRF
  • Management of invasive species that negatively impact CRF:
    • plants
    • invertebrates
    • vertebrates

 

Workshop Format

This workshop consists of indoor lectures with group discussions.

 

Registration Details

 

Please note, you must pre-register, and we must receive your payment no later than 5 p.m. on September 12, 2016 for us to reserve a spot for you at the workshop. Your registration is not complete unless we receive payment by this date. We do not allow third party registration, as our registration is email sensitive and important communications may be missed.

Please pay by credit card after registering (link provided after completing online regisration process) or, if sending a check, make it payable to “Elkhorn Slough Foundation” and mail to:

 

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

ATTN: Grey Hayes

1700 Elkhorn Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

 

We will email you a confirmation and receipt after we have received your payment.

We cannot refund any of your registration fee if you cancel after September 12, 2016, 5 p.m. Cancellation before this date results in our refunding all but a $50 processing fee. Registration is non-transferable; we do not allow people to 'trade' their registration, even with people in the same organization. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop before September 15, 2016, in which case we will refund the full amount.  

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: managing habitats for the California red-legged frog
PDF, 88KB
Trish Tatarian

2016
Presentation: Managing habitats for the California red-legged frog
PDF, 12.7MB
Trish Tatarianm MSc
Wildlife Research Associates
10/2/2016
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Bullfrogs, disturbance regimes, and the persistence of California red-legged frogs
PDF, 2.7MB
Rebecca A. Doubledee, Erik B. Muller, Roger M. Nisbet
Journal of Wildlife Management, 67(2):424-438
2003
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
Guidelines for residual dry matter on coastal and foothill rangelands in California
PDF, 523KB
James Bartolome, William Frost, Neil McDougald
UC Cooperative Extension
2006
Managing rangelands to benefit California red-legged frogs and California tiger salamanders
PDF, 6.7MB
Ford, L.D., P.A. Van Hoorn, D.R. Rao, N.J. Scott, P.C. Trenham, and J.W. Bartolome.
Alameda Resource Conservation District
2013
Matrix model investigation of invasive species control: bullfrogs on Vancouver Island
PDF, 87KB
P Govindarajulu, R Altwegg, BR Anholt
Ecological Applications, 15(6), pp. 2161–2170
2005
Movement patterns of California red-legged frogs in an inland California environment
PDF, 748KB
Patricia J. Tatarian
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3(2):155-169
March 30, 2008
Overwintering tadpoles in the California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii)
PDF, 24KB
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
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
Water Temperatures in a California Red-legged breeding pond
PDF, 624KB
Galen Rathbun
Immediate Science Ecology 1: 7-11
September 5, 2012
OTHER INFORMATION
Stockpond management for the benefit of California red-legged frog
PDF, 101KB
Norman Scott Galen Rathbun Trish Tatarian

2013

Links

Amphibian toxics database
http://www.pesticideinfo.org/List_EcoChemSpecies.jsp?Taxa_Group='Amphibians'

IPM for Invasive Crayfish
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r682500211.html

Managing Rangelands for California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander
http://www.rangelandconservation.com/Documents/ManagingRangelandsCRLF_CTS.pdf

Protection of California Red-legged Frog from Pesticides - California State Injunction
http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/endspec/rl_frog/index.htm

Questions and Answers

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