The plains spadefoot is currently classified as May Be at Risk in the current Status of Alberta Wildlife report because
its habitat, especially its breeding ponds, is decreasing. See the Status of the Plains Spadefoot in Alberta report at:
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.
Posted: Mar 21, 2014