Local salamanders granted protection
Austin Blind Salamander (Photo Courtesy Tom Devitt)

Austin Blind Salamander
Photo Courtesy Tom Devitt

August 2013

The listing of the Austin Blind Salamander as an endangered species underscores the uniqueness and fragility of the Barton Creek area.  

These Texas Salamanders cannot survive in waterways polluted with pesticides, industrial chemicals and other toxins so they are excellent indicators of the health of the environment.

— Environmental Attorney Collette Adkins Giese


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