Fairy shrimp

Branchinecta spp. and Streptocephalus woottoni Habitat: Vernal pools/playas Survey Window: Year-round • Conduct one wet-season (winter/spring) and one dry-season survey (summer/fall, soil collection) • Wet season survey: sample all 3-centimeter-deep pools that last 24 hours

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Western spadefoot toad

Spea hammondii Habitat: Grasslands, vernal pools/playas; elevation up to 4,500 feet Survey Window: Dec 1–Mar 31 • Three nocturnal surveys, each survey conducted after/during rain event of 0.25 inches or greater • Approximate 10-meter transects • General season, weather conditions may alter survey season

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