U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Listing Status for Rare Amphibians

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its intention to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for certain population segments of the foothill yellow-legged frog, a stream-dwelling frog species. FWS proposes to list two distinct population segments as endangered and two distinct population segments as threatened. FWS however declined to provide ESA listing status to two additional distinct population segments. The agency is accepting public comments on its proposed listing decision for the foothill yellow-legged frog through February 28, 2022.