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Nebraska Project Explores Turtle Use of Culverts

The Sandhills Prairie Refuge Association featured WTI road ecology research in its June 2016 newsletter. On behalf of the Nebraska Department of Roads, Marcel Huijser is leading a project to see if turtles are using the culverts along Highway 83 (near the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge) to safely go from one side of the road to the other. To track turtle movements, Marcel is using a combination of turtle traps and trail cams. You can read the article in the attached newsletter or check out trail cam photos on Marcel’s blog.