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Blanding's turtle workshop 1998. Abstracts of presentations at workshop held May 7 and 8, 1998, J.F. Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unpaged
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Brecke, B.J. 1997. Documentation of ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta) dens in southeastern Minnesota. Report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 3 pp.
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Brecke, B.J. 1979. The purpose of this trip was to attempt to collect the five-lined skink, Eumeces fasciatus (Reptilia; Sauria; Scincidae) outside of known collecting sites in Minnesota where habitat seemed favorable. Report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5 pp.
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Brecke, B.J. 1979. The purpose of this trip was to verify the presence of the five-lined (or blue-tailed) skink, Eumeces fasciatus (Reptilia; Sauria; Scincidae) in the upper Minnesota River Valley. Report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5 pp.
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Brecke, B.J. and M.J. Pappas. 1979. This trip was undertaken as an attempt to verify the presence of the spiny soft-shelled turtle, Trionyx spiniferus (Reptilia; Testudinata; Trionychidae), in the Red River of Minnesota. Report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 4 pp.
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Buech, R.R. 1991. Tentative guidelines for surveying and monitoring wood turtles. Final report to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
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Buech, R.R., and M.D. Nelson. 1991. How to create wood turtle nesting areas. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Casper, G.S. 2012. Surveys for the northern ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) in northeastern Minnesota.  Final report submitted to the Minnesota County Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 20 pp.
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Dahl, L. 1996. Wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) survey on the XXXXXX - 1996 report. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
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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.
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Ewert, M.A. 1985. Assessment of the current distribution and abundance of the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Minnesota and along the XXXXXXX. Second year report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 41 pp.
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Ewert, M.A. 1984. Assessment of the current distribution and abundance of the wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) in Minnesota and along the XXXXXX. First year report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
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Fritcher, S. and E. Quinn. 2005. Recovery of state threatened timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) populations in Minnesota's blufflands state parks and Scientific and Natural Areas. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 5 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Fritcher, S. and E. Quinn. 2008. Habitat management and protection of state threatened timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) populations in Minnesota's blufflands state parks and Scientific and Natural Areas. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 7 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Gamble, T. and A.M. Simons. 2003. The commercial harvest of painted turtles in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 50 pp.
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Gerholdt, J.E. and P.J. Gerholdt. 1991. A guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the state parks southeastern area. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Hamernick, M.G. 2000. Home ranges and habitat selection of Blanding's turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) at the Weaver Dunes, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 18 pp.
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Harper, E., G. Nordquist, S. Stucker, and C. Hall. 2006. Rare animals in the hardwood hills and pine moraines and outwash plains ecological subsections of west-central Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 69 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of northwest Minnesota - Region 1N. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of northwest Minnesota - Region 1S. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of northeast Minnesota - Region 2. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of east central Minnesota - Region 3E. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of central Minnesota - Region 3W. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of south central Minnesota - Region 4E. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of southwest Minnesota - Region 4W. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of southwest Minnesota - Region 4S. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 4 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of southeast Minnesota - Region 5. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of metropolitan Minnesota - Region 6. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1980. A preliminary review of the occurrence, distribution, legal status, and utilization of reptiles and amphibians in Minnesota. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
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Jessen, T. 2003. A search for Blanding's turtles in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Watonwan counties in Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 4 pp.
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Jessen, T. 1995. 1995 Blanding's turtle survey, SW MN conclusion. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Karns, D.R. 1986. Field herpetology: methods for the study of amphibians and reptiles in Minnesota. Occasional Paper of Bell Museum of Natural History No. 18, and final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 88 pp.
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Keyler, D.E. and J. Wilzbacher. 2002. Timber rattlesnake reproduction at XXX (2000 - 2002), Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10 pp.
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Keyler, D.E. and K. Fuller. 1999. Survey of timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) peripheral range on southern Minnesota state lands (1998). Final report to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota. 14 pp.
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Keyler, D.E. and B.L. Oldfield. 1992. Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) field survey on southeastern Minnesota state lands (1990-1991). Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
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Lang, J.W. Multiple years. Blanding's turtle studies in southwestern Minnesota. Annual reports submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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Lang, J.W. Multiple years. Blanding's turtle research at Weaver's Dunes. Annual reports submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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2000 - Blandings turtles, roads, & culverts at Weaver Dunes (3276 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1999 - DRAFT - Blanding's turtle research at Weaver Dunes - An overview of fieldwork in 1999 (787 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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Lang, J.W. 1983. The reptiles & amphibians of Minnesota: distribution maps, habitat preferences, selected references. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Lang, J.W. 1982. Distribution and abundance of the five-lined skink (Eumeces faciatus) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 109 pp.
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Larson, K.A. 2014. 2012-2013 Minnesota commercial turtle harvest report. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8 pp.
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Larson, K.A. 2012. 2011 Minnesota commercial turtle harvest report. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
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Linck, M.H. 1988. Emydoidea blandingii survey within Ramsey Co., MN. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Linck, M.H. 1987. Blanding's turtle study at Kellogg-Weaver Dunes. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Various years. Annual animal survey report for the Minnesota Army National Guard Camp Ripley training site and Arden Hills army training site. Annual reports by the Environmental Office, Camp Ripley Headquarters, Division of Ecological Resources.
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Monstad, Y.A., R.J. Baker, and R. Johannes. 2006. 2005 commercial turtle harvest. Nongame Wildlife Program and Commercial Fisheries Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 4 pp.
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Monstad, Y.A., R.J. Baker, and R. Johannes. 2005. 2004 commercial turtle harvest. Nongame Wildlife Program and Commercial Fisheries Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 4 pp.
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Moriarty, J.J. 1991. Reintroduction of bullsnakes into the Crow-Hassan Prairie restoration. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Moriarty, J.J. 1988. 1988 blanding's turtle volunteer survey summary and results. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Moriarty, J.J. 1985. A survey of the amphibians and reptiles in the southeastern Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19 pp.
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Moriarty, J.J. 1984. Amphibians and reptiles of the Missouri river drainage of southwestern Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19 pp.
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Naber, J.R., M.J. Majeski, and A.R. DeMars. 2004. Baseline surveys for the massasauga rattlesnake in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
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Oldfield, B. 1996. Wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) survey on the Lower Cannon River and middle fork of the Zumbro River. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
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Oldfield, B. 1994. Wood turtle (Clemmys insculpta) survey on the Lower Cannon River. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 20 pp.
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Oldfield, B. 1988. Wood turtle nesting survey, XXXXXX County. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
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Olson, R.E. 1980. The herpetofauna of Minnesota: I. A survey of the species. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Pappas, M.J., J. Congdon, and A. Pappas. 2001. Weaver Bottoms 2001 turtle survey; management and conservation concerns. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
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Piepgras, S., T. Sajwaj, M. Hamernick, and J.W. Lang. 1998. Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in the Brainerd/Baxter region: population status, distribution & management recommendations. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 89+ pp.
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Sajwaj, T.D., S.A. Piepgras, and J.W. Lang. 1998. Blanding's turtle, (Emydoidea blandingii) at Camp Ripley: critical habitats, population status and management guidelines. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 185 pp.
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