Native Boreal Toads Released Into Rocky Mountain National Park

Product Type: 

Web Site/Page

Year: 

2008

Author(s): 

Muths, E

Suggested Citation: 

Muths, E. 2008. Native Boreal Toads Released Into Rocky Mountain National Park. 07/07/2008

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has historically been a home to boreal toads (Bufo boreas boreas). Since the 1970s the number of toad populations in Colorado and in the Park has declined. Now there are only three locations where breeding is occurring in RMNP. The USGS Fort Collins Science Center has been studying boreal toads in RMNP for over 15 years and has documented population declines coincident with the detection of the amphibian chytrid fungus...