River Talks (Saving the Streamside Salamander, an Ephemeral Stream Specialist)
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the Cumberland River Compact at their upcoming River Talk!
The State Endangered streamside salamander is an incredibly unique amphibian native to the counties surrounding Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. These salamanders live underground for the majority of the year, but during the winter months, they depend upon the ephemeral streams of Middle Tennessee to breed and lay their eggs. Sadly, these streams are heavily impacted by the high rate of land development in the area, and because the full extent of their range is currently unknown, many universities and state agencies are taking measures to find and protect them before it’s too late! Join Nicole Witzel, a Tennessee State University Master’s student, as she covers the life history of these animals, the threats to ephemeral streams, and the region-wide efforts being undertaken to save these cryptic salamanders.
All River Talks are free and open to the public. You may reserve an optional lunch for $10 or bring your own.
To register, please visit this page: http://bit.ly/2UiC0cL.