The Stewardship staff just received a grant of $155,000 to do something we have never done before – enhance a population of a federally listed species.
The California Red-legged Frog, the largest native frog in this region, has lost over 70% of its native habitat. The grant is from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Working with a herpetologist, who is licensed to work with this federally protected species, our staff have already taken the first step; translocating egg masses from a site outside Napa to wetlands on a Land Trust Preserve. That was completed two weeks ago and now, there are already tadpoles.
We look forward to sharing more details about this story as the project continues.