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Oregon Spotted Frog. Photo: Isabelle Groc

– Oregon Spotted Frog hunting in the Fraser Valley over spring break

Chilliwack Progress – Mar 20, 2016

Sasha Tuttle and Spencer Goss spent two weeks over spring break combing the local wetlands for the endangered Oregon Spotted Frog. The 17-year-olds were hired by Fraser Valley Conservancy to shadow junior biologist Aleesha Switzer and conduct exploratory searches in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Agassiz, and Hope.

– Students will be combing Chilliwack wetlands for frog masses

Chilliwack Progress – Feb 13, 2016

The Oregon Spotted Frog is a critically endangered frog that is only found in a few remaining pockets of the Fraser Valley, like Chilliwack and Abbotsford. A couple of lucky students will get to job shadow biologists, combing wetlands for these rare frogs, egg masses and more.

– Hopes grow for renewal of endangered frogs in Fraser River

The Globe and Mail – April 27, 2015
This week, hundreds of tadpoles will be released into the Fraser River in hopes that a precious fraction of them will mature into a more stable population of Oregon spotted frogs.

– Humans versus nature: the Sixth Extinction hits B.C.

Georgia Straight – April 15, 2015
From missing winters to disappearing wildlife, B.C. experts say the signs of the so-called Anthropocene Epoch are all around us.– Kent District delays plans to excavate endangered species hot spot in Fraser Valley

Vancouver Sun – Feb 26, 2015
B.C. approves plan for Mountain Slough to ease flooding of adjacent farmland

– Zoo releases captive-bred endangered frogs back to wild

Aldergrove Star – August 27, 2014
In continuing their scientific work and conservation efforts for the endangered Oregon spotted frogs, last week the Greater Vancouver Zoo released more frogs back into the wild.

– Tadpoles added to Agassiz ecosystem

Chilliwack Progress – May 1, 2014
The Oregon spotted frog is being reintroduced into Agassiz’s ecosystem, in an attempt to help the endangered amphibians grow in numbers

– Vancouver Aquarium breeds one of Canada’s most endangered frogs

Metro News – 25 April 2014
B.C.’s Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team, which has successfully bred the tadpoles every year since 2010, will release the tadpoles back into the wild near Agassiz on Friday.

– Canada releases more tadpoles of endangered frog species into wild

Xinhuanet English – 26 April 2014
Thousands of tadpoles of endangered Oregon spotted frogs were released into the wild Friday at a site on crown land near Agassiz, British Columbia (BC) of west Canada to supplement existing populations of the rare frog species.