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    Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog's site fidelity may lead to further declin

    No longer found in 90 percent of its previously occupied habitat, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog is further threatened by cumulative impacts of a changing climate, introduced non-native trout and site fidelity habits, hampering the breeding success of this imperiled frog. New research underscores the need to incorporate the site fidelity habits of this frog when designing restoration strategies for its continued existence.

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    Re: Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog's site fidelity may lead to further de

    Living in Southern California, this is something I hear about all too often. Not just the Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog but all native yellow legged frogs in California. Chytrid is destroying their populations. The San Diego Zoo had an intended breeding program with several wild caught specimens, all of which very suddenly died of unknown causes. Researchers have found several small pockets of frogs that were not known to exist until recently (Mt. San Jacinto and Mt. Palomar) The problem with Mt. Palomar is non-native trout and non-native bullfrogs destroying Yellow legged populations.

    I personally would love to work with the yellow legged frog, or with a breeding program for yellow legged frogs.

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