The Box Turtle Connection

Project Description

The Box Turtle Collaborative is a team of scientists, educators, and wildlife professionals who are interested in learning more about box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in North Carolina. Representatives from two universities (Davidson College and UNC Greensboro) and four state agencies (NC Wildlife Resource Commission, NC State Parks, NC Zoo, and NC State Museum of Natural Sciences) came together in 2007 and initiated a plan to collect data on box turtles from around the state. It was an ambitious idea. We call it the Box Turtle Connection. Objectives of The Box Turtle Connect...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Partially
County: Ashe County, NC; Buncombe County, NC; Burke County, NC; Camden County, NC; Chatham County, NC; Columbus County, NC; Cumberland County, NC; Durham County, NC; Gaston County, NC; Gates County, NC; Guilford County, NC; Henderson County, NC; Mecklenburg County, NC; Orange County, NC; Randolph County, NC; Rockingham County, NC; Stanly County, NC; Stokes County, NC; Surry County, NC; Transylvania County, NC; Vance County, NC; Wake County, NC; Yancey County, NC
Project Size:
  • 27980.0 acres

Project Sites

  • Camp Chestnut Ridge
  • Collie Farm (Not publicly accessible)
  • Davidson College
  • Dismal Swamp State Park
  • Dupont State Forest
  • Earthshine Mountain Lodge
  • Eno River State Park
  • Falls Lake
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fortress of Solitude (Not publicly accessible)
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • Haw River State Park
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
  • Lake Crabtree County Park
  • Lake James State Park
  • Lake Raleigh Woods
  • Lake Waccamaw State Park
  • Lumber River State Park
  • Merchant's Millpond State Park
  • Morrow Mountain State Park
  • Mountain Air
  • NC Arboretum
  • NC State Museum of Natural Sciences
  • New River State Park
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Peacefalls (Not publicly accessible)
  • Piedmont Camp (Not publicly accessible)
  • Piedmont Wildlife Center
  • Price Park
  • Reedy Creek Nature Center
  • River Bend Farm (Not publicly accessible)
  • Sarah and Alex Project (Not publicly accessible)
  • Schiele Museum
  • Somers Berry Farm (Not publicly accessible)
  • South Mountain State Park
  • Umstead State Park

Goals and Targets

Targeted Habitats:

No targeted habitats were identified for this project.

Targeted Species:

  • Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Vertebrate monitoring In Progress 2013 2013
Monitoring abundance, condition, species diversity, etc.


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

North Carolina

Managing Organization

Contact Information

Ann Berry Somers (Chair)
Department of Biology, UNC Greensboro

General Information

Project #: 197509
Last Updated: January 31, 2013

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