DNR Biologist Uses Radio Transmitters To Track Wood Turtles


By Joel Waldinger | October 21, 2014

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Carly Lapin is a Department of Natural Resources Conservation Biologist assigned to study wood turtles in northern Wisconsin.  She will use radio transmitters to track approximately thirty wood turtles on the Tomahawk, Namekagon and Totogatic Rivers.  Her research will be used to enhance the survival rates for this state-threatened species.

Did you know that several roads in Wisconsin are busy “turtle crossings”? Find out more about the wood turtle and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ turtle conservation program. Find a list here of turtles found in Wisconsin.

Joel Waldinger

Joel Waldinger is a reporter for the “Wisconsin Life” project and considers a sunset over the “big island” on Manson Lake to be a perfect ending to a day of fishing and fun in the Northwoods. 
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