Back at the Ponds- Chiricahua Leopard Frogs grow out at Bubbling Ponds

Since 2006 Bubbling Ponds Hatchery has been a grow out station for Chiricahua Leopard Frogs. The frogs are either brought to the hatchery as an egg mass or as early hatched tadpoles. The egg masses are generally collected from the… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Field- Northern Leopard Frogs Translocation into Meath Wash Pond

In March 2016 the Department & USFWS collected 5 Northern Leopard Frog egg masses from Truxton Springs and translocated them to Meath Wash Pond. The egg masses were placed in floating mesh baskets close to the shoreline until the tadpoles… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Field: Remote detection of Colorado River toads

Colorado River Toads (also known as Sonoran Desert Toads) are widespread and common in much of southern and central Arizona, but ironically are now absent from much of their Colorado River distribution. Although they are large and conspicuous when they are… Continue Reading →

Native Species of the Month- Arizona Tree Frog

Common Name: Arizona Tree Frog Scientific Name: Hyla wrightorum Appearance: The Arizona Treefrog is a green or copper/brown frog, not greater than 2.25” in size. It has a dark eye stripe that can extend all the way from the snout… Continue Reading →

Other Aquatic Species- Tracking Chiricahua Leopard Frogs

During the winter of 2014-2015 and the summer of 2015, Ranid Frogs Project biologists and interns from the Terrestrial Wildlife Branch attached radio transmitters to 46 adult Chiricahua Leopard Frogs (CLFs) in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. Weighing… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Field- Annual Fall Chiricahua Leopard Frog Surveys in the Galiuro Mountains

The Conservation and Mitigation Program and Terrestrial Program biologists conducted surveys monitoring for Chiricahua Leopard Frogs last week in the Galiuro Mountains. Staff surveyed eleven sites and frogs were detected at nine of those locations, including one new occupied site. Multiple age classes… Continue Reading →

Other Aquatic Species: The Return of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog to the Southern Galiuro Mountain Range

  The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (Department) Conservation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) was created in 2011 to reduce and offset impacts of stocking sport fish by implementing activities for species identified in the Biological Conference Opinion and Environmental Assessment… Continue Reading →

Highlighted Projects: Camp Rucker Ponds and Wetland Development Begins

In June 2016 Arizona Game and Fish, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Coronado Forest Service, Sky Island Alliance, Natural Channel & Design, and Borderlands Restoration employees, interns, and volunteers arrived onsite to create the ponds. The first step was to salvage… Continue Reading →

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