The Rare Blanding's Turtle Needs Your Help to Survive!
The Blanding's Turtle Project, a conservation initiative being led by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since 2006, is now in jeopardy due to a lack of funds. In order to continue this research, donations are needed to purchase and maintain field equipment.
In the past, this conservation effort has cost the USFWS about $50,000 annually, supplied through a combination of donations, grants, and federal funding. However, the government sequester has resulted in almost no funding for this project for 2013, and it's likely there will be no funding in 2014. Current research and analysis of past data will be discontinued if new sources of funds are not found.
P.O. Box 57
Stow MA 01775
Learn More About This Project
Watch Jared Green track and find a turtle on the refuge.
To learn even more, see youtube.
And join us for FARNWR’s monthly meeting on July 24th, 2013 “Saving a Threatened Species-what you can do for the Blanding’s Turtle” 7pm at the ARNWR Visitor Center. The speaker will be Jared Green, a graduate student at the University of Georgia who has been working on this project for the USFWS since 2011.