Boreal Toads released on Dixie National Forest, Powell Ranger District

54 Boreal toad metamorphs were released during the Watershed Restoration Initiative field tour August 11th. Once common in mountain habitats across Utah, boreal toad populations have severely declined. Biologists from the Dixie National Forest, Bryce National Park, Hogel and Denver Zoos, Utah Division Wildlife Resources and Southern Utah University interns have been monitoring toads on the Paunsaugunt Plateau, Dixie National Forest for several years. They observed an alarming reduction in toad population. This is a genetically distinct population, therefore it is very important to take action to save them!