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Dorff, C.J. 1989. Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) research 1988 results/1989 plans. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.


This is a final report summarizing field work conducted on Blanding's turtles, a state threatened species. The objective of this study was to identify concentrations of Blanding's turtles in the northern metropolitan region. Increased pressure from development has resulted in loss of wetlands and nesting habitat, creating a need for establishing protection priorities.