Recovery Strategy for the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) in Canada

A recovery strategy summarizes the best available science-based knowledge of a species or ecosystem to identify goals, objectives, and strategic approaches that provide a coordinated direction for recovery. These documents outline what is and what is not known about a species or ecosystem, identify threats to the species or ecosystem, and what should be done to mitigate those threats. Recovery strategies are usually prepared by a recovery team with members from agencies responsible for the management of the species or ecosystem, experts from other agencies, universities, conservation groups, aboriginal groups, and stakeholder groups as appropriate.

Recovery actions for Oregon Spotted Frog may include habitat protection of the wetland and surrounding watercourses and habitat that influence conditions in the wetlands, removal of exotic invasive species such as reed canarygrass and American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus), habitat creation of wetland habitat, as well as other activities with the goal of enhancement or restoration of habitat condition and function. These actions will likely have a positive impact on the native flora and fauna that live in or visit the wetlands and associated habitats.