advancing research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Living Springs, an interactive documentary on Barton Springs, previews March 14, 2012

Produced by Austin-based filmmaker Karen Kocher, Living Springs will present the history, science and culture of Barton Springs from many different perspectives. Using a multi-linear, user-driven format, viewers navigate through a virtual underwater environment, meeting artists and scientists, poets and preachers who share their stories, their passions, and hopes for Austin’s most beloved natural resource. When complete, this is an interactive documentary will be available on-line and as an exhibit at the Beverly Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs. Learn more at

Preview on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. outside the main gate of Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX.

Click here to view a preview on Vimeo. 

Sensitive Williamson County Cavern Systems Feed Salamander’s Springs

Please click the title to read the article, “Sensitive Williamson County cavern systems feed salamander’s springs” that appeared today in the Austin American-Statesman by Benjamin Wermund about Avery Ranch Cave and Cave Day (April 14). 

EuryceAlliance 2012 Call for Papers + Registration

The Call for Papers and Registration Form are now open for the 2nd meeting of the EuryceAlliance, to be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Texas State University — San Marcos. Please visit to register and submit your abstract. We welcome abstract submissions from anyone interested in presenting on scientific research and/or natural history observations of the Texas Eurycea salamanders. There is no deadline for registration (though please try to do so as soon as possible), and we request that you please submit your abstracts by Friday, May 11, 2012. Please contact Hayley Gillespie at if you are interested in assisting with meeting preparations or have ideas for this summer’s meeting.

Group forms to represent landowners in potential salamander listing

Click the title to read the article, “Group forms to represent landowners in potential salamander listing” which appeared in Community Impact News on March 9, 2012 by Samantha Bryant.

San Marcos Salamander soon to be raised at National Fish Hatchery in Uvalde, TX

Click here to read the article, “Endangered fish species find haven at hatchery,” by John MacCormack that appeared on on Friday, March 9, 2012. The article discusses plans for the National Fish Hatchery at Uvalde, TX to begin captive breeding of Eurycea nana, the San Marcos Salamander, among other endangered aquatic species.

Round Rock resolution rails against Endangered Species Act

Click the title to read the article, “Round Rock resolution rails against Endangered Species Act”  which appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on March 8, 2012 by Benjamin Wermund.