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Massachusetts Turtle Roadway Mortality Study

Main Project Information
Goal Report where multiple turtles experience roadway mortality
Task Report where multiple turtles experience roadway mortality
Where Massachusetts, United States of America Massachusetts

This project allows the public to document turtle roadkill observations in Massachusetts through an online mapping interface.

The project aims to minimize the impact of roads and traffic on rare and non-game wildlife, while improving highway safety, through cost-effective research, planning, and implementation of partnerships with citizens and communities of Massachusetts.

Help contribute data and learn more about proactive efforts to protect turtles and other wildlife in Massachusetts.

How to Join

If you are interested in participating, contact the project coordinators:

Dave Paulson, Endangered Species Review Biologist
Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
(508) 389-6366

Tim Dexter
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Environmental Analyst

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, In the car
Training Materials
Class Materials
Tags road, roadkill, turtles
Project Updated 05/23/2018