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Multi-species baseline initiative study in Idaho

Michael Lucid, a wildlife diversity biologist, is heading up a multi-species baseline initiative study, figuring out how common or rare some little known species are in the Idaho Panhandle. Part of it focuses on amphibians, snails and slugs.

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Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

This long toed salamander was caught in a small lake north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The salamander is part of multi-species baseline initiative study in the Idaho Panhandle.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Department of Fish and Game technician Andy Gygli searches the bank of a small lake north of Priest Lake for frogs and salamanders as part of multi-species baseline initiative study in the Idaho Panhandle


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

This spotted frog was caught in a small lake north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, by Idaho Department of Fish and Game technician Andy Gygli . The frog is part of multi-species baseline initiative study in the Idaho Panhandle.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Michael Lucid, wildlife diversity biologist with Idaho Department of Fish and Game, caught this frog in a small lake north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. He is heading up a multi-species baseline initiative study, figuring out how common or rare some little known species are in the Idaho Panhandle.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Michael Lucid, wildlife diversity biologist with Idaho Department of Fish and Game, caught this frog in a small lake north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Department of Fish and Game technician Molly Wiebush, searches through tree bark for snails and slugs north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. She is helping with the multi-species baseline initiative study.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Department of Fish and Game technician Molly Wiebush, holds this slug which was found in tree bark north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Idaho Department of Fish and Game technician Molly Wiebush, searches for snails and slugs north of Priest Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

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