Volunteers help red-legged frogs cross Highway 30 from Forest Park to Multnomah Channel wetlands

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Volunteers with the Sauvie Island Habitat Partnership have been spending their mornings intercepting red-legged frogs attempting to descend from Forest Park and cross Highway 30. To prevent the frogs from being run over, volunteers catch them before they get to the highway and drive them to nearby wetlands under the supervision of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Sue Beilke.  'Amphibians are moving from their upland habitat to the ponds and wetlands where they lay their eggs,' said Sauvie Island Habitat founder and full-time volunteer Jane Hartline. 'Some of them have to cross roads and are getting squished.' Pictured above is Sauvie Island Habitat Partnership volunteer Alex Dolle, holding a red-legged frog. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sauvie Island Habitat Partnership founder and volunteer Jane Hartline said there are likely frogs and salamanders getting run over throughout Columbia County as they attempt to descend into the Multnomah Channel.

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