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General Technical Report

Title: Cascades Frog Conservation Assessment.

Author: Pope, Karen; Brown, Catherine; Hayes, Marc; Green, Gregory; Macfarlane, Diane, tech. coords.

Date: 2014

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-244. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 116 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-244

Description: The Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) is a montane, lentic-breeding amphibianthat has become rare in the southern Cascade Range and remains relatively widespread in the Klamath Mountains of northern California. In the southern Cascades, remaining populations occur primarily in meadow habitats where the fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, and habitat desiccation pose threats to persistance. Major risk factors in the Klamath Mountains include introduced fish and chytridiomycosis. Conservation actions are needed for the Cascadesfrog in California and especially in the southern Cascades. Conservation options include restoration of breeding pools in the southern Cascades, fish removals in the Klamath Mountains, and adaptive methods to help alleviate the effects of chytridiomycosis rangewide.

Keywords: Rana cascadae, southern Cascades, Klamath Mountains, risk factors, chytridiomycosis.

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Pope, Karen; Brown, Catherine; Hayes, Marc; Green, Gregory; Macfarlane, Diane, tech. coords. 2014. Cascades frog conservation assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-244. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 116 p.

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