Adult Desmognathus ochrophaeus tend to be relatively stationary and stays within a 1 meter radius in the temperate forest biome. This biome consists of deciduous trees and widely varying temperatures (-30 degrees Celsius in the winter to +30 degrees Celsius in the summer.) Precipitation in this biome is relatively high and evenly distributed throughout the year. If you were to look for Desmognathus ochrophaeus, you would most likely find it near wet rock faces, springs, woodlands, seepage areas and streams, and under stones, logs and leaves where the ground is wet (Amphibians of Canada 2000).
Terrestrial Biomes: forest
Aquatic Biomes: rivers and streams