Great Plains Toad
Great Plains Toads were placed on the provincial
Red List in 1991, and currently remain classified as such (Alberta Environmental Protection 1996). This designation was based on the rare reports of the
species, unknown population numbers, and a perception that those populations were declining. They were considered to be of concern because of loss of
habitat to drought, drainage, and cultivation of
wetlands, and habitat degradation by livestock in the remaining potential breeding ponds.
Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 14
with permission from Alberta
Sustainable Resource Development.