With the Grain Waiting to Die
The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina, is a species of Special Concern in Michigan. Its severe mortal risks are works of man: increasing traffic, senseless land use, avoidable habitat loss--even misguided stewardship. Here are practical steps to reduce risks, based on a study of habitat, behavior, and mortality in Van Buren County, Michigan.

Habitat from Humanity
If box turtles live on your land, consider yourself lucky. You can help their remarkable species survive. Terrestrial turtles need isolation, and a variety of food and cover. Most parcels meet some of these criteria, but improvements are easy. Eventually, natural processes will restore good habitat. Learn about and encourage the ideal conditions.

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...are pending publication. Our apologies. Local land use policy and associated legal battles to protect critical habitat have taken priority over this publication. Send specific requests to wtg@wtgrain.org
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Reason to Plan Preservation Spoken Softly Waiting to Die