Frog rehab program needs a jump-start

Amphibian population hurt by fire and rain

RIVETING STORY— A California red-legged frog was brought back to the region in 2014. Now it’s struggling. Courtesy of NPSSeven months after the Woolsey fire, an initiative to reintroduce the threatened California red-legged frog into the Santa Monica Mountains is struggling to regain its footing. Officials from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area estimate that hundreds of frogs died in the fire.
The rare amphibian had been reintroduced to the region starting in 2014. In the weeks...

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