On April 25th, 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Service release their proposed ruling to list the Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog and the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog as endangered species. In the same notice they advised they would be listing the Yosemite Toad as threatened.
Concurrent with the proposed listings the USFWS released a second notice listing the proposed critical habitat listings for these species.
See the Federal Register Postings Here
See the Summary Here
Review the WMA Assessment of Impact here. We request your input, but this is our initial assessment on what we’ll fight for.
Read the WMA Request for a Public Hearing
And If That’s Not Enough, Read the CBD Petition to list another 54 Species
Review Maps By County Here (Click on map images for a larger size)
Overview Maps Including the Sierra Nevada Mountain Yellow Legged Frog, Units 1,2,3. The Norther DPS of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog, Units 4,5. The Yosemite Toad, Units 1-16. Each unit is shown under the respective county. You can use the Initial Assessment above to cross reference acreage and impact. Areas highlighted in Yellow are proposed critical habitat. The overview maps are presented to allow you to more easily locate the specific section. For details on the reasons and habitat download the Federal Register posting linked above as the “Critical Habitat.”
Yosemite Toad Overview Map
Alpine 2F, 2G
El Dorado County
Find more information for your own research by downloading the data files
Download the free GIS viewer (required to view the files) by going to this link:
Follow the procedures on the Arcgis explorer page for installing the software. Once you’ve downloaded the data files (shape files) open them using the “add content” button on the top menu. You can toggle the basemaps for the one you wish. Best viewed using the USGS topo selection.
Information for Additional Research