Friends of 'Benders are people who...

Celebrate hellbender salamanders as living symbols of healthy Appalachian and Ozark streams


Recognize how imperiled these giant salamanders are throughout their range in the Eastern U.S.


Act on behalf of hellbenders, by knowing what helps hellbenders and what harms hellbenders

Want to learn more about hellbenders? Watch this short film:


Friends of 'Benders is a public awareness campaign by Freshwaters Illustrated, in partnership with the US Forest Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and David Herasimtschuk Photography

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