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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

PETITIONED: 1995 (Biodiversity Legal Foundation), 2011 (Center for Biological Diversity)

RANGE: Coastal Alaska south through British Columbia, western Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, western Montana, western and south central Wyoming, the mountains of Utah and Colorado, and extreme northern New Mexico

THREATS: Disease caused by chytrid fungus, habitat destruction, pesticides and other pollutants, stocking of predatory fish, climate change and loss of genetic diversity

POPULATION TREND: This species is declining throughout its range. Impacts have been especially severe in the southern Rocky Mountains, where chytrid fungus has wiped out numerous boreal toad populations.

Boreal toad photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons/ J.N. Stuart