Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge

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Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Nearest city Watsonville, California
Coordinates 36°55′36″N 121°50′17″W / 36.92661°N 121.838°W / 36.92661; -121.838Coordinates: 36°55′36″N 121°50′17″W / 36.92661°N 121.838°W / 36.92661; -121.838[1]
Area 168 acres (0.68 km2)
Established 1975
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/Ellicott/

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ellicott Slough National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 

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