Annotated Bibliography: Grazing Effects on Amphibians and Their Habitats

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Livestock grazing is one of the most common land uses in the western United States, where multiple amphibians of conservation concern use habitats that are grazed. 

Despite the common intersection of grazing and sensitive amphibian species, there are very few reviews of research related to the issue. USGS researchers compiled and summarized literature pertaining to livestock grazing effects on amphibians and their habitats, with an emphasis on wetland-breeding species in the western United States. Users of the annotated bibliography can utilize an integrated search tool with user-defined criteria to query records and output results. This tool aids users in synthesizing research related to a range of specific questions and should assist land managers in evaluating and implementing grazing while maintaining habitat for wetland amphibians.

Rowe, J.C., Pearl, C.A., Adams, M.J., McCreary, B., 2020, Annotated bibliography of grazing effects on amphibians and their habitats: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9GGPPF7

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