Important links

Updated: 3 days ago

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.


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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