Red Hills Salamander
Red Hills Salamanders are extremely rare, only discovered in the 1960s. They breathe through their skin and live almost their entire lives in a network of moist, underground burrows in cliffsides. Believed to exist on only about 60,000 acres in Alabama’s Red Hills region, the salamander’s habitat range crosses about 20,000 acres of Rayonier forests. When our foresters come across potential Red Hills Salamander habitat, they will mark and protect the area, not harvesting in the area at all.