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Amphibian Conservation - Inland Deserts Region

Sierra and Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs

CDFW Contacts: Jim Erdman, Dawne Emery

Sierra and mountain yellow legged frogs are an important amphibious species in the Sierra Nevada as well as other California mountain ranges. Explore the natural history of these frogs and conservation efforts through the following links.

Natural History and Taxonomy | Threats and Status | link opens in new tab or windowLife History (R. muscosa) (PDF) | link opens in new tab or windowLife History (R. sierrae) (PDF) | link opens in new tab or windowRange Maps (PDF)

Black Toad

CDFW Contact: Dawne Emery

The black toad has a very small range and is endemic to the Deep Springs Valley. The links below will help introduce you to this rare and elusive creature.

Natural History and Taxonomy | link opens in new tab or windowLife History (PDF) | link opens in new tab or windowRange Map (PDF)

Yosemite Toad

CDFW Contacts: Dawne Emery, Jim Erdman

The Yosemite toad is found only in California and is a candidate for endangered species with some local populations already gone. Share the toad's life through the following links.

Natural History and Taxonomy | link opens in new tab or windowLife History (PDF) | link opens in new tab or windowRange Map (PDF)



CDFW Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)
Main Office: 3602 Inland Empire Blvd, Suite C-220, Ontario, CA 91764 | Field Offices
Email the Inland Deserts Region | (909) 484-0167 | Fax: (909) 941-7364


Mountain Yellow Legged Frog under bush
Sierra Mountain Yellow-legged Frog in Walker River drainage 2006

Black toad pair in pond with grassses, Deep Springs
Black Toad pair in Deep Springs Valley

Yosemite toad in pond with leaves and sand bottom
Yosemite Toad