Assessment of Spotted Turtle in New Jersey Final Report
Between January and March 2019 (Quarter 1 of the grant period), six spotted turtle sampling sites were identified using data from the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, land managers, and local biologists. The sites (abbreviated for data sensitivity reasons) included: WR (Sussex County), BC (Warren County), DR (Somerset County), AC (Monmouth County), CW (Burlington County), and BN (Ocean County). Permission to conduct spotted turtle surveys was sought and obtained for all the sites. Reconnaissance surveys were conducted to identify key habitat areas and delineate/map 400 m diameter sampling plots as per the regional sampling protocols.