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Managing Habitats for the California Red-legged Frog 2015

Managing Habitats for the California Red-legged Frog 2015 program image

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

 

Date

Thursday, October 22, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

COST: $250.00
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 was designed to advance that understanding with emphasis on habitat management and restoration techniques.  Attendees improved their understanding of how to apply biological requirements of the species to applications with habitat management in a variety of situations.

 

Workshop Objectives

By attending the course, participants:

  • Improved their understanding of the biological requirements of the species and how that applies to their habitat requirements.
  • Improved 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.
  • Improved 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 consisted of indoor lectures with group discussions.

 

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 frog breeding pond
PDF, 624KB
Galen Rathbun
Immediate Science Ecology
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

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