How You Can Help Western Pond Turtles is a full-color, tri-fold brochure that describes our local turtle, describes what to do if you find a turtle, and provides guidance to private landowners and public land managers alike on the best ways to protect and conserve western pond turtles through proactive land stewardship. The goal of this project is to distribute a tool to the public that provides consistent guidance: protect and conserve suitable aquatic and nesting habitat, curb invasive species, and leave healthy turtles in the wild where they belong.
And it’s free! So download the revised .pdf, print, and distribute.
I encourage wildlife rescue/rehabilitation centers, state and federal agencies, parks and refuges, land trusts, and wildlife biologists to share this resource with the public. If readers drop me a Comment (below) with their organization’s name to let me know they wish to print and distribute this brochure, I’ll add them to the register below with links to the participating parties’ websites.
Friends of the Napa River
P.O. Box 537, Napa, CA 94559
Mountain View Sanitation District
3800 Arthur Road, Martinez, CA 94553
P.O. Box 1335, Healdsburg, CA 95448