Reptiles and Amphibians



We have been assessing reptile and amphibian populations within the Tollway corridor using:

  • baited hoop traps
  • visual encounter surveys
  • minnow traps




Publications: None yet.

Highlights from our work:

  • Head-starting and releasing turtles is costly and will not mitigate population declines on their own in the I-355 corridor, as adult mortality is too high. Less costly alternatives include protecting nests, controlling predators, and releasing hatchlings.