Flatwoods Salamanders

Flatwoods Salamanders

Author: Orianne Society
Published: November 19, 2021

The Orianne Society shares their research on how to best improve the breeding habitats for Flatwoods Salamanders.

“Reticulated and Frosted Flatwoods Salamanders (Ambystoma bishopiAcingulatum) are two of the rarest salamanders in the United States, having experienced severe population declines and range contractions. These declines have occurred even within protected landscapes and have left both species sitting on the edge of extinction. Like most longleaf pine specialists, flatwoods salamander populations have been impacted by both the near total loss of longleaf pine systems (less than 3% remain) and the widespread fire suppression that occurred during the 20th century.”

Read more at OrianneSociety.org.

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