Gall, Mina, and their collaborators in Penn State's Department of Biology (Tracy Langkilde and her graduate student, Bradley Carlson) have identified seven vernal pool
sites across an agricultural impact gradient, with the Living Filter sites among those most impacted by agricultural activities.
The main story is from the perspective of the vernal pool
itself, punctuated by educational sidebars about the animals that depend on vernal pools
to survive and reproduce.
fossalis-species that form the 'core vernal pool
clade' of Spencer and Porter (1997).
So far, prices have ranged from a few thousand dollars for upland habitat credits to substantially more for vernal pool
These pools are depressions that remain inundated during the rainy season and provide habitat to a unique assembly of plants and animals, such as the federally listed vernal pool
fairy shrimp, that complete their life cycles before the pools dry out during the dry season.
This property supports important vernal pool
and grassland habitats, and such endangered species as the vernal pool
tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi).
Thus we get: "a party was taking shape, a warm weather animal with the short intense life of something born in a vernal pool
See vernal pool
and salamanders in the miles of trails in the White Mountain National Forest.
Like the honking geese that fly back to their place of birth, wood frogs are driven to return to the same place where their lives began a vernal pool
They also want protection of a vernal pool
they say is being destroyed by grading.
Students and professor have criticized the design of the new fields, saying their slope and soil makeup has altered how water will run off to a vernal pool
that is home to a protected form of salamander.
Surveys Prepared by ENPLAN, Redding, CA