U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list four geographically and genetically distinct population segments of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The amphibian faces several threats, including altered water flows related to water infrastructure, competition with and predation by non-native species, disease, precipitation and temperature changes related to climate change, high-severity wildfires, water-related recreation, and habitat conversion and degradation.
A copy of the finding was published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2021, and is available for public inspection. The public can submit comments on the proposed listing and read supporting information at www.regulations.gov by searching Docket Number FWS–R8–ES–2021–0108.
Comments should be submitted by February 28, 2022.