Status assessment and Conservation Plan
for the eastern box turtle
Although widespread and still relatively common throughout much of its range, the Eastern Box Turtle has experienced dramatic declines in recent decades. The overarching goal of this project is to develop a status assessment and conservation plan for the eastern box turtle in the northeastern United States (West Virginia to Maine). Products resulting form this project will include (1) a standardized monitoring protocol, (2) a status assessment for the northeastern U.S., (3) a conservation area network representing conservation priorities for the species, and (4) a set of Best Management Practices (BMPs). This effort is funded by the Regional Conservation Needs Grant Program.
Regional Population Monitoring Protocol
Volunteers are a very important and valued part of this project! If you are collecting data as a volunteer, please track your effort using one of the two forms (.pdf or .xls) below. Thank you!