Conserving California’s amphibians and reptiles

At long last, the California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern project is nearing completion. We recently put the finishing touches on the manuscript and handed it off to the California Department of Fish and Game for a final round of review. Getting to this point in the project has been a long road and we’re very excited to be wrapping things up, we hope that the published volume will be available sometime early next year.


This manuscript is the culmination of nearly 4 years of work aimed at evaluating the conservation status of California’s herps. We’ve received a massive amount of help from Betsy Bolster and Kristi Fien (both at CDFG), as well as Sean Barry, Robert Fisher, and Hart Welsh (together comprising the project’s advisory committee). Finally, there is no way that the project would have been possible without the help of hundreds of people who have taken the time to supply feedback, data, or formal reviews. We appreciate it folks!

Although it’ll be several more months before the manuscript hits the streets, we’re excited to get it out there and have it put to work.

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