14 Nov '11, 7pm

Green Blog: For Farmers, a Reward for Helping Bog Turtles

Deborah Weisberg The bog turtle, whose numbers have been halved in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. The future of the bog turtle , North America’s tiniest reptile and one of its rarest, is in the hands of private landowners who are being given incentives to help it recover , wildlife biologists say. “We’re engaging so many partners in various projects that for the first time in five years, I feel we’re really moving forward,” says Alison Whitlock, the bog turtle recovery coordinator for the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, which is sponsoring a conference this week in Langhorne, Pa., for a species-status review. “We’re finding new populations in areas not surveyed in a long time,” she added. These sites, particularly in the limestone belt that encompasses parts of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, are wet sedge meadows that contain entire communities of specia...

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