The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) covers the California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander and an intergrade form of the San Francisco gartersnake. More information about these species, referred to in the HCP as the "covered species" is provided below.
California red-legged frog
The California red-legged frogs are the largest frogs native to California. They can be identified by their rich, red-colored lower sides and red-pink or green-brown upper portions. This species has been listed as Threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1996 and eithin the HCP is found along Matadero and Deer creeks.
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California tiger salamander
California tiger salamanders are large salamanders with adults often reaching 7.5 inches in total length. At Stanford, they are concentrated around Lagunita and also found in the foothills. The California tiger salamander was listed as a Threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004.
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San Francisco garter snake
Two subspecies of the common garter snake, the San Francisco garter snake and the red-sided garter snake, are found on the San Francisco Peninsula. The garter snakes found at Stanford are considered intergrade between these two species and are concentrated around Lagunita. The San Francisco subspecies is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Endangered.
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