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11/17/10

Texas Boy Scouts Help Rare Toad (04:49)

Host: Sarah Leon with JT Dabbs

Houston toad (click to view larger)
Houston toad
Photo credit: Paige Najvar/USFWS

Overview

Things are looking up for the federally endangered Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), thanks in part to the Boy Scouts of America. In 2007, the Scouts enrolled in a Safe Harbor Agreement under which they agreed to several land management activities aimed at restoring habitat for the toad on their Lost Pines Scout Reservation in Bastrop County.

More information about the Houston toad and Safe Harbor Agreements: Click Here

Last updated: July 15, 2013