Classified as At Risk in the current Status of Alberta Wildlife report. See the Status of the Northern Leopard Frog in Alberta
Designated as a Threatened species under the Wildlife Act regulations. See the northern leopard frog profile at:
- Populations are nonviable or are at serious risk of declining to nonviable levels.
- Leopard frogs in Alberta are limited by their small population size and fragmented habitat areas, as small populations
can be vulnerable to even minor disturbances in their ecosystem.
Amphibian Monitoring in Alberta
The northern leopard frog is being monitored under the Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program (AVAMP) and the Researching
Amphibian Numbers in Alberta (RANA) program.
Multiple Species at Risk (MULTISAR) program
The northern leopard frog is a focal species of the MULTISAR (multiple species at risk) program. Key elements of the program
- surveying local populations
- assessing the ecological status of the habitat
- developing management recommendations and habitat enhancement projects
- monitoring the species' response over time
MULTISAR strives to conserve multiple species at risk by working cooperatively with landowners and lease holders to implement
voluntary beneficial management practices on native prairie habitat.
The Alberta Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team has developed an overall recovery plan for the northern leopard frog. See
the Alberta Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Plan 2005 -2010 report.