EuryceAlliance

advancing research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders

Residents seek to impede listing Salado Salamander as endangered

Click the title to read the article, “Residents seek to impede listing Salado Salamander as endangered“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 28, 2012 by Sean Wardwell

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WilCo Commissioners oppose emergency listing of Jollyville Plateau salamander

Click the title to read the update, “Commissioners oppose emergency listing of Jollyville Plateau salamander” that appeared in Community Impact News on February 17, 2012.

 

Water district gets update on Salado Salamander conservation

Click here to read the article, “Water district gets update on Salado Salamander conservation“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 14, 2012 by Sean Wardwell.

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:

TPWD deciding what to do with Pipe Creek property

Click the title to read the article, “TPWD deciding what to do with Pipe Creek property”, which appeared in the Bandera Bulletin on February 10, 2012. The article discusses surveys done by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists surveying the 3K’s Ranch in Kendall and Bandera Counties along State Highway 46 between Pipe Creek and Boerne that discovered Texas Salamanders (Eurycea sp., I presume) in the springs.

Williamson County funds additional studies on two Eurycea species

Ricardo Brazziell / Austin American-Statesman

Here’s a link to an Austin American-Statesman article published January 13, 2012 regarding Williamson County Conservation Foundation’s plans to fund additional studies on the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and the Jollyville Plateau Salamander (Eurycea tonkawae).

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/williamson-salamander-study-expanded-given-more-money-2101244.html

CBC and SOS intend to sue USFWS for Jollyville Plateau Salamander protection

The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance announced today their intent to sue the US Fish & Wildlife Service in order to gain immediate endangered species protection for the Jollyville Plateau Salamander (Eurycea tonkawae). You can read the joint CBC/SOS press release regarding the intent to sue here:

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2012/jollyville-plateau-salamander-01-09-2012.html 

NYT/Texas Tribune Report on Drought and Texas Endangered Species

In a January 5, 2012 report, NYT carried a Texas Tribune article by Kate Galbraith entitled, More of State’s Species May Be Endangered, which discusses the current status of several of Texas’ endangered (and petitioned) species.

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 

Endangered Species at Love Creek Preserve, Bandera County

Here’s a link to a recent article in The Bandera Bulletin by James Henry Frazar about recent bird surveys at The Nature Conservancy’s Love Creek Preserve in North Bandera County. Eurycea salamanders are also present on the preserve, and get a mention near the end of the article:

http://www.banderabulletin.com/news/features/article_80646814-25b4-11e1-8498-001871e3ce6c.html