2/5 Saving Imperiled Amphibians: A Community Science Story

Freshwater is a precious resource for humans and wildlife in drought-prone California. This is especially true for those species that depend on freshwater habitats. Come learn about the salamanders and frogs that live around us, and why these habitats are so important to them!

Conservation scientists are using environmental DNA to better understand the distribution of our local amphibians, including the highly endangered Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, as well as threatened California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. Get to know these unusual, beautiful species and their wetland habitats, and what is being done to protect and restore them at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve.

The event will involve a slideshow presentation from Reserve researchers, with Q+A to follow and an optional hike to explore one of our freshwater ponds. Attendees may opt to join in person or virtually. Please note that the walk is ONLY available for in-person attendees, and space is limited due to COVID-19!

Find out the event agenda and more details here:

Registration is REQUIRED whether you’re joining in person OR via Zoom – to do so, visit:

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