Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
|Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Santa Cruz County, California, United States|
|Nearest city||Watsonville, California|
|Area||168 acres (0.68 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge is located in Santa Cruz County, California within the Monterey Bay area. The refuge, established in 1975 to protect the endangered Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander, supports two of the eight known breeding populations of the salamander.
The threatened California Red-legged Frog and the California tiger salamander, a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, have been observed on the refuge. Current management efforts focus on enhancing both wetland and upland habitat for the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander.
- "Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.