If you have evidence of the following please email me
Western pond turtle - State Endangered Species.
Columbia spotted frog -State candidate species
Western toad - State candidate species
Columbia spotted frog - Federal Species of Concern
Red Legged frogs - Federal candidate last time I checked
Thank you to Brett and Jesse for the following :Clink on the links below for PHOTOS of the Western Pond Turtle, red legged frog and some other good info' on salmon!!!
Western Pond Turtle Clemmys marmorata marmorata -
Possible endangered Pond Turtles in Walker Creek
headwaters, Salmon WFDW
Wildlife viewing and research information from
the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Red Leggged Frogs
Red-legged frogs are quite common in the Puget lowlands and can be found in a range of habitats usually below 2000 feet elevation. Red legged frogs have a number of identifying characteristics, including red legs! For picture and more details check here http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/waterres/amphibian/redleg.htm
The salmon in creeks I believe are adequately documented but if you have some great pictures or videos please let me know.
Bret Fish filmed about 6 hours of salmon including the death of one in clear, flowing water. It's believed it died from chemicals. It's a shame the agency that was doing testing on some slamon that died mysteriously ran into some problems and never did the right tests to solve the mystery.
Why is the Port requesting permission to build a record breaking tall wall within 50 feet of a salmon bearing creek?
Note References contains lists of some salmon reports. Also the ACC listed under Reports has some documentation on them.
ORCAS - updated June 16,2002
What would 8 barge crossings a day do to the orcas in Puget Sound ? (four round trips from Maury Island to the proposed Des Moines Conveyor belt or four round trips from Vancouver Island to Des Moines or a combination?). What would 4000 barge crossings mean to the orcas? Do you think Springer, the baby whale by Vashon Island 2nd quarter 2002, was protesting?
The southern resident pod is already in danger of extinction, would this noise, barge pollution, and ASRACO contaminated fill pollution put the nail in the coffin? Don't forget about the lost eel grass and salmon habitat that goes with piers for the barges.
Martin Taylor, Ph.D., Population biology, Brent Plater, Ecologist ,"Population Viability Analysis for the Southern Resident Population of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)",.
The Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson, Arizona, July 2001
Note this page is incomplete and does not lost all species of concern. There are an assortment of birds that are also a concern.