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Managing Habitats for California Red-legged Frog Workshop 2013

Managing Habitats for California Red-legged Frog Workshop 2013 program image

This one-day workshop presented several techniques of habitat management for California red-legged frog. The lecture drew from the expertise of presenter Trish Tatarian, who discussed habitat characteristics of water bodies occupied by breeding red-legged frog, and the success in rehabilitating ponds in different environments. The course  included an overview of the biology of the animal and how it uses its environment, based on more than 10 years of radio-telemetry research of the animal across a variety of climatic regimes.

Date

Thursday, November 7, 2013
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. 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

This one-day workshop presented several techniques for habitat management for California red-legged frog. The lecture drew from the expertise of presenter Trish Tatarian, who discussed habitat characteristics occupied by breeding red-legged frog, and the success in rehabilitating ponds in different environments. The course included an overview of the biology of the animal and how it uses its environment, based on more than 10 years of radio-telemetry research of the animal across a variety of climatic regimes. The presenter discussed creating new habitat and maintaining or enhancing, existing habitat based on the best available science.

Workshop Format

  • This workshop consisted of an indoor lecture with group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

By attending the course, participants:

  • Developed a basic understanding of the biological requirements of the species and how that applies to their habitat requirements.  
  • Identified key components of their habitat requirements in a variety of situations, from man-made ponds to in-stream pools, as well as upland habitats.
  • Identified management techniques of aquatic and upland habitats to benefit the species.
  • Presented case examples and success stories.

Topics Discussed

  • Overview of the biology of California red-legged frog
  • Physical parameters of occupied habitats
  • Design and management of ponds
  • Management of various habitats:
  • Management of invasive species

 

 

 

 

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
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
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
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

Settlement will Safeguard Endangered California Frog from Pesticides
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2013/red-legged-frog-pesticides11-04-2013.html

Questions and Answers

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