WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

Wood Turtle Habitat & Nesting Research In Northeast Minnesota

The wood turtle was designated a threatened species in Minnesota in 1984. It is predominantly terrestrial turtle, compared to it’s aquatic counterparts, making it more susceptible to predation and mortality.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)is currently conducting wood turtle habitat and nesting research in the eastern portions of the state. In this week’s episode podcast host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Gaea Crozier, the nongame wildlife specialist with the Minnesota DNR about current research efforts in the northeastern region.