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Service Proposes to Protect Oregon Spotted Frog under the Endangered Species Act


Oregon Spotted Frog   Oregon Spotted Frog Egg Mass
Oregon Spotted Frog
Photo credit: Teal Waterstrat (USFWS)
  Oregon Spotted Frog Egg Mass
Photo credit: Taylor Goforth (USFWS)

Current evidence suggests that the Oregon spotted frog is likely to become endangered  within the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service has proposed to protect the frog as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, and is seeking new information from the public and the scientific community that will assist the agency in making a final determination.  In addition, the Service is proposing to designate 68,192 acres and 23 stream miles as critical habitat.

The final decision whether or not to protect the Oregon spotted frog under the Federal Endangered Species Act and to designate critical habitat will be based on the best scientific information available. The Service will open a 60-day public comment period on August 29, 2013, to allow the public to review and comment on the proposals and provide additional information. All relevant information received from the public, government agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested parties by October 28, 2013 will be considered and addressed in the agency’s final listing determination for the species and final designation of critical habitat.

For more information about this species, its location, the proposal to add the Oregon spotted frog to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and the proposal to designate critical habitat, click on the links below.


Last updated: November 1, 2013
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