Northeastern U.S. Turtle Conservation

Complementary Initiatives Study, Plan, and Protect Priority Turtle Species

The Northeast Fish And Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee led regional conservation planning and implementation for five priority turtle species (Blanding’s, Eastern Box, Wood, Spotted Turtles, and Northern Diamondback Terrapins) through four separate but complementary initiatives from 2018 through 2023.

  • Spotted Turtle Conservation Genetics and Conservation Planning
  • Eastern Box Turtle Status Assessment, Conservation Plan, and Best Management Practices
  • Targeted Road Mortality Mitigation Assessment and Best Management Practices
  • Implementation of Regional Conservation Plans in Priority Focal Areas

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