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Help Save Blanding’s Turtles

The Blanding’s turtle is a semi-aquatic freshwater species that is listed as a Threatened Species in Massachusetts.

Since 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has led a conservation initiative to establish a new population of Blanding’s turtles at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) by moving juveniles and hatchlings from Oxbow NWR. Learn more about the Blanding’s turtle.

  • About the Blanding’s Turtle

    About the Blanding’s Turtle

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    Fact sheet from the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program at the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries & Wildlife

Support the Project

Funding is needed to help continue this conservation effort. Please consider helping fund this effort with a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends. Donations will help continue research and to purchase and maintain field equipment for the project.

Donate online today

You can also send a check, made out to “Friends of the Assabet River, Oxbow, and Great Meadows NWRs,” with “Blanding’s Turtle Fund” written on the memo line, to:

Friends of the Assabet River, Oxbow, and Great Meadows NWRs
P.O. Box 27
Hudson, MA 01749

Blanding’s Turtle Research Video

Hear from Jared Green on the Blanding’s turtles project.