New cry for springs: 'Save the salamander'
Barton Springs Salamander (Photo Courtesy Tom Devitt)

Barton Springs Salamander
Photo Courtesy Tom Devitt

January 1992

Biologists file an emergency petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Barton Springs Salamander as an endangered species, adding to efforts to protect water quality in the Barton Springs zone.  

If the salamander is listed and the recharge and contributing zones declared habitat, environmentalists will accomplish through the Endangered Species Act a new layer of protection for the city's beloved swimming hole.

— Austin American-Statesman, January 25. 1992

Barton Springs Salamanders/ Watershed Productions, City of Austin


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