Current Projects

The following Projects were supported by State Wildlife Grant Funding awarded through the Northeast Regional Conservation Needs (RCN) Program. Active Projects from the most recently funded year are shown below, but all Projects can be found using the Advanced Search.

RCN Topic: Job 2: Eastern Box Turtle Conservation
Eastern Box Turtle

RCN PHASE 2; PROJECT 1 TURTLES; JOB 2 EASTERN BOX TURTLE CONSERVATION

This job will develop a Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for Northeastern populations of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina), an at-risk species that has declined across much of its range from New England to Virginia. At this time, there is no formal, inter-state coordination for Eastern Box Turtles in the Northeastern USA.  Notably, there are many citizen science efforts in place for...

RCN Topic: Job 1: Spotted Turtle Conservation
Spotted Turtle

RCN PHASE 2; PROJECT 1 TURTLES; JOB 1 SPOTTED TURTLE CONSERVATION

Job (1) Spotted Turtle Conservation Genetics & Expanded Conservation Planning will expand and capitalize upon a recently funded Competitive State Wildlife Grant (CSWG) to develop a Conservation Plan for the Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata). Multiple state partners from across the range of this species will be conducting standardized population assessments from 2018 to 2020...

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