Yosemite National Park is a haven for a wide range of amphibian species, despite its Mediterranean climate. This climate includes hot, dry summers and cold, humid winters, yet eleven native and one non-native amphibian species can be found in the park. Three of these species are exclusive to the Sierra Nevada region of California. The yellow-legged foothill frog is one of the rarer species that can be found in Yosemite.
Although it has not been documented in the park for many years, recent sightings have been reported on the outskirts of the park, near the Tuolumne River. Park scientists are currently conducting research on the river in hopes of locating some individuals.