Bringing the Striped Newt Back to the Munson Sandhills
Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The Coastal Plains Institute teams with government agencies, nonprofits, volunteers, and children to reintroduce the striped newt to the Munson Sandhills region of the Apalachicola National Forest. The newts breed in ephemeral wetlands that cyclically empty and fill, and spend most of their lives in the longleaf pine uplands. These wetlands were hit by a long drought, and the newts disappeared.
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