Columbia Spotted Frog
In February 2015 eight conservation partners, including NDOW, approved the Conservation Agreement and Strategy for Columbia Spotted Frogs in Nevada. This plan renews previous agreements for the frog and continues a program of collaborative conservation ongoing since before 2003. The goals of the Columbia Spotted Frog Conservation Agreement are twofold: to reduce threats to the frogs and their habitats and prevent extirpation of any frog populations; and to maintain, enhance and restore Columbia spotted frogs throughout their historic range in Nevada.
In October 2015 the US Fish and Wildlife Service determined that listing of Nevada populations of the Columbia spotted frog under the Endangered Species Act was not warranted. Successful implementation of the 2015 agreement and previous conservation plans for this species was an important part of that decision.