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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Austin American-Statesman Reports on Georgetown Salamander.

An October 18, 2011 article from the Austin American Statesman entitled “Salamanders and their federal ‘red tape’ latest to vex Williamson County officials” discusses the impending listing of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and includes and interview with biologist and Eurycea researcher Dr. Ben Pierce of Southwestern University. I’m sure we fellow biologists might agree that E. naufragia is more than just red tape!

Biologist Ben Pierce of Southwestern University searches for the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.

The Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.

Austin Seeks to Renew Barton Springs Permit | Community Impact News

Recent article in Community Impact News covers the upcoming town hall meeting about renewal of the City of Austin’s Barton Springs permit to allow use by swimmers.

The town hall meeting will be held this Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at the Splash! Exhibit at Barton Springs, 2201 Barton Springs Road from 5-8pm.



Salamander Study Enlists NYC Seventh Graders

Not about Texas Eurycea, but here’s a great article about salamander research in the NYT:



Salamander Study Enlists New York City Seventh Graders –

Help Choose the Date of the Winter 2011/2012 Meeting!

At the first meeting of the EuryceAlliance back in June 2011 we decided to hold our next meeting this winter (December 2011 or January 2012). We will have a one-day meeting with morning presentations, lunch, afternoon presentations and optional happy hour/dinner. Please follow this link to enter your availability for the winter 2011/2012 EuryceAlliance meeting by Friday November 4, 2011. We’ll choose the date when the greatest number of participants can attend and then put out the call for papers.