Over 40 ponds surveyed for western toad habitat use

Habitat restoration and priority trials for amphibians

Forty-two road ponds (i.e., flooded road ditch habitat) along the Webberly Forest Service Road were surveyed for use by at-risk western toads. A total of 30 individuals were tracked at four study sites: Blue Lake, Carp Lake, Middle Creek, and Webberly Lake. An amphibian restoration framework and management guide was drafted. Attempts were made to establish Carp Lake as an ecological reference site, but beetle kill and dead trees made access too challenging and unsafe.


More: PEA-F21-W-3222

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