With the help of an easement land owner, a rare species is spotted in north Georgia. Just today the rare green salamander was found by biologists.  Late this summer, the Land Trust coordinated with one of our easement donors to allow a team from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study on the rare green salamander.  The species is known to live on the Cumberland Plateau and

Green Salamander

Green Salamander

the northeast Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. The study was to prove populations have grown and expanded, which by this finding proves they have. The salamander in the picture was located on Bogan Mountain earlier today.

The links below are from amphibiaweb and GA DNR wildlife pages for anyone interested in learning more about the range and habitat of this species.  Bogan Mountain is only about 30 minutes northeast of our Piedmont office just east of the Alabama – Georgia state line.

http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/nongame/pdf/accounts/amphibians/aneides_aeneus.pdf

http://www.amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphib_query?where-genus=Aneides&where-species=aeneus

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