California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Inland Deserts Region

Main Office
   3602 Inland Empire Boulevard
   Suite C-220
   Ontario, CA 91764
   (909) 484-0167
   FAX: (909) 481-2945

Field Offices

Email the Inland Deserts Region

Regional Manager:
Kimberly Nicol

Inland Deserts Region map - click to enlarge

Amphibian Conservation - Inland Deserts Region

Mountain Yellow Legged Frog under bush

Sierra Mountain Yellow-legged Frog in Walker River drainage 2006

Black toad pair in pond with grassses, Deep Springs

Black Toad pair in Deep Springs Valley

Yosemite toad in pond with leaves and sand bottom

Yosemite Toad

Sierra and Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs

CDFW Contacts: Jim Erdman, Dawne Emery

Sierra and mountain yellow legged frogs are an important amphibious species in the Sierra Nevada as well as other California mountain ranges. Explore the natural history of these frogs and conservation efforts through the following links.

Natural History and Taxonomy | Threats and Status | Life History (R. muscosa) | Life History (R. sierrae) | Range Maps

Black Toad

CDFW Contact: Dawne Emery

The black toad has a very small range and is endemic to the Deep Springs Valley. The links below will help introduce you to this rare and elusive creature.

Natural History and Taxonomy | Life History | Range Map

Yosemite Toad

CDFW Contacts: Dawne Emery, Jim Erdman

The Yosemite toad is found only in California and is a candidate for endangered species with some local populations already gone. Share the toad's life through the following links.

Natural History and Taxonomy | Life History | Range Map