Species Evaluations & Rationales - Amphibians

Species occurrence on National Forest System units as portrayed by these tables is based on limited information available to evaluators at the time of preparation of species evaluations. Because these evaluations were intended to be sketches and not exhaustive, and because distribution information for many species is inadequate, the accuracy of these location tables cannot be ensured. Therefore, users must assume the responsibility of verifying that this information is accurate for individual forests.

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Recommendation: R2 Sensitive Species
The current Regional Forester sensitive amphibians and their evaluations are on the "Sensitive Species List" page.
Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species, But Should Be Considered For Other Emphasis Species Lists
Canyon tree frog
Hyla arenicolor
Evaluation Rationale
*Northern (eastern) cricket frog
Acris crepitans
Evaluation Rationale
Tiger salamander
Ambystoma tigrinum
Evaluation Rationale
Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species and Not of Concern
Blanchard's cricket frog
Acris crepitans blanchardii
Evaluation Rationale
Canadian toad
Bufo hemiophrys
Evaluation Rationale
Coastal tailed frog
Ascaphus truei
Evaluation Rationale
Cope's gray treefrog
Hyla chrysocelis
Evaluation Rationale
Couch's spadefoot toad
Scaphiopus couchii
Evaluation Rationale
Grey treefrog
Hyla versicolor
Evaluation Rationale
Great Basin spadefoot toad
Spea intermontana
Evaluation Rationale
Great Plains narrowmouth toad
Gastrophryne olivacea
Evaluation Rationale
Mudpuppy
Necturus maculosus
Evaluation Rationale
New Mexican spadefoot toad
Spea multiplicata
Evaluation Rationale
Red-spotted toad
Bufo punctatus
Evaluation Rationale
Western green toad
Bufo debilis insidior
Evaluation Rationale
*Recommendation is for the highest order taxon listed. Lower order taxa and/or populations listed are not being conferred status separate from the higher order taxon. Instead, these additional links provide the reviewer ready access to all supplementary documentation considered in arriving at the posted recommendation.