Doing it again, Vinnie, but if you can, please post this. Hope you and Dottie are doing Well. Mollie and I are having a good week. Lots of Love,
Nancy and Mollie.
Kermit the Frog had it right when he sang "...it's not easy being green." But after two decades of delay, rare Oregon Spotted Frogs finally got some good news when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it may grant Endangered Species Act protections to the Oregon Spotted Frog.
While this is good news, these protections can't come soon enough for Oregon Spotted Frogs in the Klamath Basin, as the Forest Service is proposing an expansion of harmful cattle grazing in one of the frog's last strongholds in the streams and wetlands of the Klamath.
Take Action: Tell the Forest Service to protect rare frogs and wetlands from destructive cattle grazing!
Technically, the Oregon Spotted Frog isn't really green — the frog is more of a reddish brown with dark spots. But regardless of the color, the frog is in danger.
While Oregon Spotted Frogs still have habitat in the Klamath Basin wetlands, overall the species has lost 70 to 80 percent of their habitat in Oregon, and throughout the Pacific Northwest, to destructive livestock grazing, logging, and development.
Oregon Spotted Frogs are an indicator species. Their decline is a warning we are losing too many of our wetlands and marshes, and the streams which provide us with clean water.
Take Action: Tell the Fremont-Winema National Forest not to expand cattle grazing in this endangered animal's dwindling habitat!
Over the last 50 years, the spotted frog has disappeared from the majority of its native range. In addition to cattle grazing, logging, and development, the Oregon Spotted Frog has also been hard hit by competition from invasive species like non-native bullfrogs.
This past summer, a group of concerned citizens found one of the last Oregon Spotted Frog wetlands in the Klamath Basin was being trampled and polluted by cattle grazing in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. And now, the Forest Service wants to expand grazing in the frog's habitat — help us put an end to this threat of more habitat loss and destruction for the Oregon Spotted Frog.
Take Action! Tell Forest Supervisor Tracy Beck to protect the Oregon Spotted Frog. We should be reducing grazing in its wetland habitat, not expanding it!
For the Wild,
Klamath Wildlife Advocate
Done Nancy my friend. Sorry it took me so long to get to it but I've been dying with allergies for 5 days. Feel horrible, like I got a Tummy Flu too. Fruddy Hugs from me and Dottie says woof-woof to Mollie. xo
This post was modified from its original form on 30 Jan, 23:13
Hi Nancy, and hope you feel better soon Vinnie
andto you all.Nice to see you here.Have a wonderful day.
Thanks again, Vinnie. Happy Weekend to all of you!