Protecting Amphibians in the Sierra Nevada's Meadows

Protecting Amphibian Critical Habitat in the Sierra Nevada

High elevation meadows and streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains provide important habitat for the Yosemite toad and Sierra Nevada mountain yellow-legged frog, both of which are threatened with extinction. When cattle groups sued the government for protecting 1.8 million acres of critical habitat, WELC successfully defended the decision. This critical habitat for the threatened amphibians remains cattle-free.


Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center



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Photo by Victor Alm.