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advancing research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders

Category Archives: rathbuni

Aquatic center to get new funding source

New article about Texas Eurycea in the San Antonio Express-News by Drew Joseph.

http://lubbockonline.com/texas/2013-12-09/aquatic-center-get-new-funding-source#.UqYrUmRDva0

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Aquarena Springs Makes Way For Restoration of Spring Lake

Click the link below to read Steve Campbells’ article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram entitled, “Aquarena Springs makes way for restoration of Spring Lake“. The article includes a photo slideshow of the Aquarena Center.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/16/3965418/aquarena-springs-makes-way-for.html#tvg

Yakona Film Explores the San Marcos River

An article on the Austin film blog Slackerville showcases the new film Yakona, which showcases the beauty of the San Marcos River – home of the endangered San Marcos Salamander, Eurycea nana and Texas Blind Salamander Eurycea rathbuni. Read the article by Jordan Gass-Poure’ here: http://www.slackerwood.com/node/2713

Here’s a preview of Yakona from San Marcos filmmakers Paul Collins, Anlo Sepulveda and Dean Brennan:

Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) by Edwards Aquifer Authority

Here’s a link to a December 19, 2011 article in the San Marcos Daily Record by news editor Anita Miller that discusses funding issues related to the recently approved HCP intended to protect endangered and threatened species including Texas Wild Rice, the San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), the fountain darter and the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/x907914182/Water-plan-cleared-but-funding-murky 

Drought seriously affecting aquatic species of the Edwards Plateau.

An article by Betsy Blaney of the Associated Press appeared in the Austin American Statesman yesterday (August 30, 2011) entitled, “State prepares to capture, move endangered Hill Country species if drought worsens” and discusses the impact of the current drought on aquatic species throughout the hill country, including some of the Texas Eurycea, and the development of possible contingency plans should any springs go dry. In related news, an MSNBC photoblog post by Rich Shulman depicts the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) and San Marcos Salamander (Eurycea nana).  This follows last Friday’s article in the Statesman on how the drought is affecting the Barton Springs Salamander, Eurycea sosorum.

It’s too bad it takes a severe drought to get Eurycea in the news, but I’m glad they are getting some attention.