The Great Plains toad is classified as May Be at Risk in the current Status of Alberta Wildlife report.
See the Status of
the Great Plains Toad in Alberta report at:
In a subsequent detailed status assessment, Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee identified
the Great Plains
toad as a Species of Special Concern—a species that without human intervention may soon become threatened with extinction.
on the Endangered Species Conservation Committee and Species of Special Concern at:
- Habitat is threatened by drought and human activity.
- Recent research indicates there may be more than 2,100 and fewer than 10,000 adults in the province.
Amphibian Monitoring in Alberta
The Great Plains toad is being monitored under the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program (AVAMP)
and the Researching
Amphibian Numbers in Alberta (RANA) program.
Multiple Species at Risk (MULTISAR) program
The Great Plains toad is a focal species of the MULTISAR (multiple species at risk) program. Key elements
of the program
- Surveying local populations
- Assessing the ecological status of the habitat
- Developing management recommendations and habitat enhancement projects
- Monitoring the species' response over time
MULTISAR strives to conserve multiple species at risk by working cooperatively with landowners and lease
holders to implement
voluntary beneficial management practices on native prairie habitat.
Updated: Dec 19, 2016