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A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.

Recovery plan for endangered frog available

September 9, 2015 | 4 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of the final recovery plan for the dusky gopher frog, federally listed as endangered. The dusky gopher frog, a stocky frog with a loud, guttural call, is heard less often now in the longleaf pine forests of Mississippi. Once also found in Louisiana and Alabama, now it is only found in four locations in Harrison and Jackson counties in southern Mississippi. Read the full story...

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

A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.

Fox & Friends story about steps to protect endangered Dusky Gopher Frog misses the mark

June 19, 2012 | 4 minute readOn Monday, June 18th, Fox & Friends broadcast a story about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation of critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog. The gopher frog is protected under the Endangered Species Act and is listed as endangered. The agency’s action designates 6,477 acres across four counties in Mississippi and one parish in Louisiana. The story focused on one private landowner who owns 45,000 acres in St. Read the full story...

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

A white and black frog standing on dormant grass.

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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