Service Announces Listing of Georgetown, Salado Salamanders As Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
Recognizing County and City Efforts to Protect Water Quality,
Agency Proposes Special Rule to Allow Limited Take of the Georgetown Salamander
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today (Feb. 21) announced it is listing the Georgetown and Salado salamanders, two small amphibians found in springs and caves around the Edwards Aquifer in central Texas, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, due to degradation of their habitat and changes in water flow and quality.
- Written by Tim Fleischer