Salamanders of Roy's Redwoods

Note: This page is part of my capstone project for my California Naturalist Training class with Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

There are five species of salamanders that can be found in Roy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve:

Taricha granulosa, the Rough-Skinned Newt.
Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica, the Yellow-Eyed Ensatina.
Batrachoseps attenuatus, the California Slender Salamander.
Aneides lugubris, the Arboreal Salamander.
Dicamptodon ensatus, the California Giant Salamander. (I photographed this individual in Salt Point State Park.)

Some free resources:

Information about salamander species in California:

Salamander Conservation:

  • Saving Salamanders with Citizen Science: "A new salamander disease is spreading around the world and we need your help to find out where it's going! If you find a dead or sick salamander in the wild, please take pictures and upload them to this project as soon as possible." (Free iNaturalist account required.)
  • Save the Salamanders "mission is to help contribute to the conservation of salamanders to ensure their continuing survival, through outreach education efforts and by raising awareness."