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Yellow-Legged Frog Recovering in Yosemite

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Yellow-Legged Frog Recovering in Yosemite
October 03, 2016 02:44PM
Over the past few years we have visited several Yosemite lakes that have submerged nets that are being used to remove unnatural fish from them... it looks like this effort is paying off:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1003/Hope-for-hoppers-Endangered-frog-begins-to-recover-in-Yosemite
Re: Yellow-Legged Frog Recovering in Yosemite
October 03, 2016 03:42PM
I am happy about the frogs...but I wonder what this all means for trout fishing in Emigrant Wilderness, for example...



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Re: Yellow-Legged Frog Recovering in Yosemite
October 04, 2016 02:12PM
The frog habitat restoration through termination of trout restocking is only part of the story in Emigrant. The final (?) ruling after many years of arguing calls for all of Fred Leighton's check dams to be unmaintained, meaning they will eventually breach and the year-long streamflow (and enhanced spawning grounds) will revert to their natural state. In addition, some individuals have decided to expedite the process; tool marks evident on Emigrant dam (and others, I've read) indicate efforts to actively remove them quicker than the mandated allowance of natural decay of the structures.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2016 02:15PM by ags.
avatar The amazing recovery of Yosemite’s yellow-legged frog
October 11, 2016 12:01PM
With 7,000 amphibian surveys conducted over 20 years, biologists detail the remarkable recovery of an endangered frog species in Yosemite.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161005125134.htm
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