Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Arkansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Arkansas Project

Upland Habitat Use by Crawfish Frogs

April 2021 - December 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The crawfish frog is rapidly declining across its geographic range. This unique frog species spends most of its life in upland habitat occupying crayfish or mammal burrows. However, we know relatively little about how from from wetlands these frogs travel or how they selected and use terrestrial burrows. Effective conservation plans require detailed information about how far from wetlands these essential upland habitat features occur. Here, we are using radiotelemetry to follow frogs from breeding wetlands to summer burrows to better understand their habitat requirements.