MBI Surveys Initiate Conservation Action

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Northern leopard frogs haven't been detected in the Idaho Panhandle since 1955. 2013-14 MBI surveys did not detect this species indicating it is no longer extant in the Idaho Panhandle. MBI surveys did detect non-native bullfrogs though...which may pose a threat to a rare colony of northern leopard frogs located in British Columbia only about 20 km from breeding bullfrog sites. On June 29 partner organizations from Idaho and British Columbia got together to map the current distribution of bullfrogs on the American side of the border. The information we collect will help us decide how to mitigate this threat to northern leopard frogs and other native amphibians.

Download the full report bcwma_bf_june2015.pdf