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Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program

The Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program (WTCP) is a citizen-based monitoring program designed and implemented by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The main goal of the WTCP is to promote effective management and conservation of Wisconsin's 11 turtle species through cataloging species statewide more thoroughly and documenting mortality. The ever-expanding dedicated volunteer base makes projects like this possible and allows for more efficient ways in which DNR employees can productively manage turtle numbers. Volunteers can help by reporting mortalities and observations online, helping turtles to cross roads safely and support turtle habitat protection efforts such as wetland restorations.


For more information, visit
Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program [exit DNR]
Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
or contact
Andrew Badje, Volunteer Coordinator

Last Revised: Wednesday November 21 2018