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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Critical Habitat Designation for Dusky Gopher Frog

June 11, 2012 | 4 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog, commonly known as the Mississippi gopher frog. A total of 6,477 acres are designated within two states, including Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish and Mississippi’s Forrest, Harrison, Jackson, and Perry counties. Of the total acreage designated, 3,501 acres are in federal ownership, 264 are on state property, and 2,711 acres are privately owned. About half of the lands in the critical habitat designation are part of the DeSoto National Forest. Read the full story...

Mississippi gopher frog. Photo by John A. Tupy, Western Carolina University.

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