Important links

Updated: Feb 5

To learn more about pacific newts and about our project:

  • You can view all our data under our umbrella project

  • A letter by the Center for Biological Diversity to the Midpeninsula Open Space District board explaining regarding their plans to develop a trail and a parking lot on Alma Bridge Rd.

  • Traffic Is Driving A Newt Massacre in the Santa Cruz Mountains, by Anne Parsons and Hector Valtierra, Bay Nature , 02/06/2019

  • 2,600 dead newts and counting: One citizen scientist’s quest to save a California amphibian, Mercury News, 02/19/2019

  • Midpeninsula Open Space District website about their newt population study

  • To learn more about newt natural history, pick up a real book - Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California, Stebbins at al. 2012.

  • To learn about Bay Area Salamanders, go to this Bay Nature article - Which Bay Area Salamander Are You? Bay Nature, 11/27/2019


For list of many relevant resources, including articles about this project, newts in general, other roadkill studies and possible mitigation measures, by Anne Parsons, click here

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