News & Announcements mid-November 2017

PARC AnnouncementsFederal Register Announcements, and Herp Conservation News.

PARC Announcements

Webinar: Conservation and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles of the Southwestern United States. Tuesday, Dec 12th at 12 pm MT. The final in a 5-part series of webinars. Please see this flyer for more information and to register for the webinar. A special thank you to the US Forest Service for sponsoring the webinar!

Federal Register Announcements

Herp Conservation News

PARC Announcements November 2017

PARC Announcements, GrantsFederal Register Announcements, Requests for Assistance, and Upcoming Conferences.

PARC Announcements

PARC is currently accepting nominations to fill the Co-chair position of our Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC).

The JNSC is the governing body of PARC.

Length of term: 2 years, the 1st as Junior Co-chair and the 2nd as Senior Co-chair.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Schedule, coordinate, and preside over JNSC conference calls and meetings. Monthly conference calls have a standing time and day. Beginning in November, they will occur the first Monday of every month from 12:30-2 pm ET. We change call times as needed when established times begin to conflict with JNSC member schedules.
  • Assist National Coordinators and other JNSC Co-chair in determining PARC priorities.
  • Attend and assist with developing priorities for planning calls, which occur 1 hr/wk, currently on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET. We do not have planning calls on weeks that we have JNSC calls.
  • Attend the annual in-person meeting at the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference (North American). Travel expenses may be covered by the Co-chair’s agency or organization, or by PARC, if needed. Because PARC has extremely limited funding, it’s always appreciated if other funding mechanisms can be secured. In 2018, the in-person meeting will be in Norfolk, VA on March 26-27. We ask that you attend this meeting if possible, but if you are unable, it is more important for you to attend the 2019 and 2020 annual meetings. The meetings for those two years will be in March, on the Tuesday of the North American.

Eligibility:
Anyone running for election to the position of National Co-chair must have demonstrated leadership skills, including, but not limited to, experience as a/an:

  • Regional Working Group Co-chair; or
  • Member of the JNSC; or
  • Active PARC member at the regional level; or
  • Board member of a non-profit organization and with expertise in the field of conservation

Nominations:
Individuals may self-nominate or nominate others for this JNSC membership position, but when nominating someone other than yourself, please be sure that you have the nominee’s permission to do so.

Please submit any nominations to parc_coordinators@parcplace.org and include:

  • Name
  • Contact info (email and phone)
  • Brief statement of why you are interested in the position (if self-nominating) or why you think this person would be a strong candidate (if nominating someone else)
  • Short bio of the nominee (200 words or less)

Feel free to email questions or concerns to parc_coordinators@parcplace.org. We can also get you connected with the current Senior Co-chair of JNSC, who has held this position for two consecutive terms, if you’d like.

DEADLINE: 5 pm ET; Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Grants

American Turtle Observatory (www.americanturtles.org), a conservation and research organization based in Massachusetts, is excited to announce its 3rd annual grants program to support landscape conservation for North American freshwater turtles. We will consider small awards of $500 to $1000. Applications are due by Monday, November 27, 2017.

To Apply: 
Please visit www.americanturtles.org/grants, complete the web form, and upload a 2 page PDF proposal. In your proposal, please briefly outline your budget, timeline, and deliverables. The ATO grants committee will review proposals and make a final decision by December 18th. Awards will be made on a reimbursement basis upon receipt of a final report.

Eligible Projects: 
Projects must advance the conservation of landscapes that are critical for the conservation of freshwater turtles in North America OR otherwise support long-term, field-based research or conservation. Focal landscapes, widespread species of greatest conservation need (SGCN, as determined in State Wildlife Action Plans), and range restricted taxa (listed below) will be prioritized, especially those species for which there are limited alternative funding sources.

Focal Landscapes 

  1. Northeastern United States and eastern Canada
  2. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain
  3. Sonoran Desert
  4. Sierra Madre Occidental
  5. Chihuahuan Desert
  6. Florida
  7. Greater Antilles

Widespread or Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) 

  1. Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)
  2. Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
  3. Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  4. American Box Turtles (Terrapene spp.)
  5. Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys spp.)

Range-Restricted Species and Lineages (see website for details).

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Federal Register Announcements

Requests for Assistance

DoD PARC maintains a herp photo library. They need photos of the following species:

  1. African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)
  2. Bark Anole (Anolis distichus)
  3. Black and White Tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
  4. Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor)
  5. Burmese Python (Pythonmolurus bivittatus)
  6. Indo-Pacific House Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii)
  7. Knight Anole (Anolis equestris)
  8. Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)
  9. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus)
  10. Reef Gecko (Sphaerodactylus notatus)
  11. Rio Grande Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides)
  12. Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Lithobates berlandieri)
  13. San Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata webbii)
  14. Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
  15. Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera)
  16. West African Red-headed Agama (Agama agama africana)
  17. Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta belli)
  18. Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)

Please submit photos to paul.block@navy.mil or chris.petersen@navy.mil. Make sure your submissions have this file format: common name-scientific name-location-photographer. See the DoD PARC Photo Site for photo submission guidelines. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Upcoming Conferences

Northwest PARC Annual Meeting
Feb 13-16, 2018
Red Lion Hotel on the Shore; Jantzen Beach
Portland, OR
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 15, 2017

Southeast PARC Annual meeting
Feb 22-25, 2018
Unicoi State Park
Helen, GA
Deadline for oral presentation submission: Dec 15, 2017
Deadline for posters is Jan 20, 2018

Colorado PARC Annual Meeting
May 4-6, 2018
Lake Pueblo State Park.
More details to come!

PARC Announcements October 2017

PARC Announcements, Federal Register Announcements, Requests for Assistance, and Upcoming Conferences.
 

 

PARC Announcements

National Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Team

Please see this flyer for more details and contact Neha Savant if you are interested in serving on the team.

Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation

  • It’s that time of year to honor a colleague who goes above and beyond to conserve amphibians and reptiles!
  • Award Name: Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation
  • Prize: Engraved, commemorative plaque and $1,000
  • Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
  • To Submit a Nomination: Use this Google docs form. It details the criteria by which the nominee will be judged.
  • Having trouble with the form? Please email us at parc_coordinators@parcplace.org.
  • To learn more about Alison, the award, and the credentials of past winners: Visit this page.

PARC is currently accepting nominations to fill the Co-chair position of our Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC).

The JNSC is the governing body of PARC.

Length of term: 2 years, the 1st as Junior Co-chair and the 2nd as Senior Co-chair.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Schedule, coordinate, and preside over JNSC conference calls and meetings. Monthly conference calls have a standing time and day. Beginning in November, they will occur the first Monday of every month from 12:30-2 pm ET. We change call times as needed when established times begin to conflict with JNSC member schedules.
  • Assist National Coordinators and other JNSC Co-chair in determining PARC priorities.
  • Attend and assist with developing priorities for planning calls, which occur 1 hr/wk, currently on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET. We do not have planning calls on weeks that we have JNSC calls.
  • Attend the annual in-person meeting at the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference (North American). Travel expenses may be covered by the Co-chair’s agency or organization, or by PARC, if needed. Because PARC has extremely limited funding, it’s always appreciated if other funding mechanisms can be secured. In 2018, the in-person meeting will be in Norfolk, VA on March 26-27. We ask that you attend this meeting if possible, but if you are unable, it is more important for you to attend the 2019 and 2020 annual meetings. The meetings for those two years will be in March, on the Tuesday of the North American.

Eligibility:
Anyone running for election to the position of National Co-chair must have demonstrated leadership skills, including, but not limited to, experience as a/an:

  • Regional Working Group Co-chair; or
  • Member of the JNSC; or
  • Active PARC member at the regional level; or
  • Board member of a non-profit organization and with expertise in the field of conservation

Nominations:
Individuals may self-nominate or nominate others for this JNSC membership position, but when nominating someone other than yourself, please be sure that you have the nominee’s permission to do so.

Please submit any nominations to parc_coordinators@parcplace.org and include:

  • Name
  • Contact info (email and phone)
  • Brief statement of why your are interested in the position (if self-nominating) or why you think this person would be a strong candidate (if nominating someone else)
  • Short bio of the nominee (200 words or less)

Feel free to email questions or concerns to parc_coordinators@parcplace.org. We can also get you connected with the current Senior Co-chair of JNSC, who has held this position for two consecutive terms, if you’d like.

DEADLINE: 5 pm ET; Wednesday, November 29, 2017
 

 

Federal Register Announcements

 

 

Requests for Assistance

DoD PARC maintains a herp photo library. They need photos of the following species:

  1. Diamond-backed Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) **Most highly desired species at this point in time.**
  2. Three-lined Salamander (Eurycea guttolineata)
  3. Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus)
  4. Common Spotted Whiptail (Cnemidophorus [Aspidoscelisgularis)
  5. Prairie Skink (Eumeces [Plestiodonseptentrionalis)
  6. Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris)
  7. Green Toad (Bufo [Anaxyrusdebilis)
  8. Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis)
  9. Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis)
  10. Eastern Foxsnake (Elaphe [Pantherophis] gloydi)

Please submit photos to paul.block@navy.mil or chris.petersen@navy.mil. Make sure your submissions have this file format: common name-scientific name-location-photographer. See the DoD PARC Photo Site for photo submission guidelines. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!
 

 

Upcoming Conferences

2017 Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) Wildlife Conference, Oct 30-Nov 1 in San Diego, CA. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Training Workshops will be available at this conference. For more information, see here.

Alabama PARC Annual Meeting
Nov 3-5, 2017
Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center
Andalusia, AL
Abstracts will be accepted until Oct 23 (website will be updated soon to reflect this date)

Northwest PARC Annual Meeting
Feb 13-16, 2018
Red Lion Hotel on the Shore; Jantzen Beach
Portland, OR
Deadline for abstracts: Nov 15, 2017

Southeast PARC Annual meeting
Feb 22-25, 2018
Unicoi State Park
Helen, GA
Deadline for oral presentation submission: Dec 15, 2017
Deadline for posters is Jan 20, 2018

Ohio PARC Annual Meeting
March 20, 2018
4-H Center
Columbus, OH

2017 Call for Abstracts

 

2017 Annual SWPARC Meeting to be held in Denver, CO June 1-4, 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: May 19, 2017

We invite members of Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SW PARC), Colorado PARC (CO PARC), and other interested parties to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the first ever Joint SW PARC/CO PARC Meeting! The meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 1-4, 2017. Presentation topics are open to any reptile and/or amphibian conservation work in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, but we are particularly interested in presentations related to our 2017 meeting theme, which is Operationalizing PARC’s Strategic Plan. Strategic areas on which PARC will focus for the next five years are network growth, habitat conservation, and species conservation. See below for the seven subgoals (IA, IB, etc.) under the strategic areas. We welcome presentation on how you, your agency, institution, or organization is already contributing to implementing one or more of these subgoals, or how you can or will contribute to accomplishing these goals.

STRATEGIC AREA I: Network Growth

Goal: Strategically grow and enhance the PARC Network with partnerships that directly impact conservation actions.

I A. Identify, establish, and strengthen connections among partners that impact important amphibian and reptile habitats and populations.

I B. Enhance and improve communication within the amphibian and reptile conservation community.

STRATEGIC AREA II: Habitat Conservation

Goal: Identify, restore, and create important amphibian and reptile habitats and connectivity.

II A. Refine, support, develop, integrate, and promote Priority Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Areas (PARCAs) across the United States and North America.

II B. Broaden opportunities for habitat management and conservation training and certifications.

STRATEGIC AREA III: Species Conservation

Goal: Support rangewide species conservation collaborative actions and complementary efforts.

III A. Facilitate collaborative development of, or implementation of existing, rangewide species conservation action plans for priority species.

III B. Identify new conservation research needs and opportunities, particularly those that could increase rigor and scientific integrity of species conservation assessments, or that could facilitate future assessments, as appropriate.

III C. Operationalize species conservation plans and actions at the agency and institutional levels.

 

The SW PARC and CO PARC Program Committee strongly encourages participants to consider submission for poster presentations.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • Presentations must be based on original work. Abstracts must contain sufficient information to convey the main theme.
  • Abstracts (maximum 200 words) will be evaluated on relevance to the subject of herpetological conservation, originality, quality of writing, and adherence to required guidelines.
  • Before submitting an abstract, authors should be confident that they will attend the meeting. At least one of the authors on the abstract should register for the meeting. Withdrawal of papers creates problems. If cancellation is necessary, please contact Danny Martin as soon as possible.
  • Please conform to the submission instructions. Failure to do so will result in your abstract being returned and possibly rejected.

Submission Procedure:

All abstracts for oral and poster sessions must be submitted to Danny Martin no later than 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) Friday, May 19, 2017 by email or using the form on the CO PARC website.

Use the following format for your abstract, and refer to the example below:

  • Use MS Word, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, single-spaced, left justified
  • Use UPPERCASE for authors and indicate presenter
  • Include affiliation and address after names; email address (remove hyperlink) and phone number.
  • Indicate presentation type: Oral (or) Poster
  • Indicate presentation topic or theme
  • Leave a single space between TOPIC line, Abstract title, and abstract section
  • Use bold title case for title
  • Abstract has a maximum of 200 words
  • Limit abstract to one paragraph
  • On your e-mail subject line, use: “LASTNAME: SW PARC/CO PARC Presentation Abstract”

Example

E-mail subject line: LOVICH: SW PARC Presentation Abstract

AUTHOR(S): LOVICH, ROBERT E. (presenter), and DANIEL J. LEAVITT.

AFFILIATION: (REL) Naval Facilities Engineering Command SW, San Diego, CA, USA; (DJL) Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ, USA;

EMAIL: robert.lovich@navy.mil, dleavitt@azgfd.gov.

PHONE: (623) 236-7584

PRESENTATION: Oral

TOPIC (optional): Rangewide species conservation

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) Monitoring and Management Strategy. The flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii; FTHL) has the smallest range of all horned lizards in the United States. Restricted to lower Sonoran desert habitats of the states of California, Arizona, and Baja California, in the United States and Mexico respectively, this species has been the target of research studies and conservation actions for multiple decades. Increasing threats to the long-term survival of this species persist, and challenge the long-term persistence of this species throughout its range. These challenges require rigorous, up-to-date, and accurate status information essential to successful management of FTHL. In order to better understand …

 

After you submit the abstract by email, you should receive an acknowledgment via email within 48 hours. For more information, contact Clint Henke chenke@eroresources.com or Ian Jessup ian.jessup@gmail.com

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Oral Presentations:

Contributed and invited presentations are limited to 15 minutes (including 2-3 minutes for questions and discussion). Session moderators will strictly enforce these limits.

Posters:

Posters are an excellent medium for detailed and extended discussion of your research and allow for complex charts, graphs, tables, or photographs that are difficult to present in an oral presentation session. Posters must be 36” high x 48” wide. All posters must be displayed by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. A formal poster session will take place that evening.

Most university websites provide guidelines for preparing effective talks and posters. Please take advantage of these resources (i.e. https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~scranmer/cranmer_ htgat.html; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876493).

SWPARC 2017 meeting in Denver, CO June 1-4

SWPARC 2017

The first ever Joint SW PARC/CO PARC Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 1-4, 2017. This year’s theme is Operationalizing PARC’s Strategic Plan. Strategic areas on which PARC will focus for the next five years are network growth, habitat conservation, and species conservation.

More details​ can be found here.

NRCS/PARC Conservation Webinar – Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Management

Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology
National Technology Support Centers

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Management

Dec 14, 2016 2:00 pm US/Eastern

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Management

What will you learn?

Participants will learn about the importance of amphibians and reptiles, Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s (PARC) efforts to address conservation threats, and actions that can be taken to benefit this group of animals. Learn more…

Presenter(s):

Jen Williams, Ph.D., Federal Coordinator, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), Fort Collins, CO

Session Details:

Dec 14, 2016 2:00 pm US/Eastern Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)
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*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

Who should participate?

Conservationists, Wildlife Biologists, Land Owners, Land Managers, Technical Service Providers, Others

Education Credits Units:

  • Society of American Foresters – 1 hour Category 1 Credit [status: Applied For]
  • The Wildlife Society – 1 hour TWS Category 1 Credit [status: Applied For]
  • Conservation Planner – 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit [status: Approved]
  • Georgia Master Timber Harvester – 1 hour CLE – Environment Credit [status: Approved]

Contact William.Hohman@ftw.usda.gov for more information.

Prepare your computer or mobile device in advance:
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PARC is currently accepting nominations to fill the Co-chair position of the Joint National Steering Committee

PARC Friends and Colleagues:

We are currently accepting nominations to fill the Co-chair position of PARC’s Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC)! The JNSC is the governing body of PARC and guides its activities.

Length of term: 2 years, the first as Junior Co-chair and the second as Senior Co-chair

Roles and Responsibilities (Condensed):

  • Schedule, coordinate, and preside over JNSC conference calls and meetings
    • Monthly conference calls have a standing time and day (currently first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 pm ET)
  • Assist National Coordinators in determining PARC priorities
    • Planning calls are 1 hr/wk, currently on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET
  • Make executive decisions following discussion with National Coordinators
  • Attend the annual in-person meeting:
    • 2017: in Spokane, WA on March 7 (if possible)
    • 2018 & 2019: in March preceding the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources conferences
    • Travel expenses may be covered by the co-chair’s agency or organization, but may be covered by PARC if needed

Eligibility:
Anyone running for election to the position of National Co-chair must have demonstrated leadership skills, including, but not limited to experience as a/an:

  • Regional Working Group Co-chair; or
  • Member of the JNSC; or
  • Active PARC member at the regional level; or
  • Board member of a non-profit organization and with expertise in the field of conservation.

Nominations:
Individuals may self-nominate or nominate others for this JNSC membership position, but when nominating someone other than yourself, please be sure that you have the nominee’s permission to do so. Please submit any nominations and questions to parc_coordinators@parcplace.org and include:

  • Name
  • Contact info (email and phone)
  • Brief statement (1-2 sentences) of why you are interested in the position (if self-nominating) or why you think this person would be a strong candidate (if nominating someone else).
  • Short bio of the nominee (200 words or less)

DEADLINE: 5 pm ET; Wednesday November 30, 2016

Decision and Notification:

The current JNSC members will vote in December or January; newly elected members will be notified shortly thereafter.

Thanks in advance and we look forward to your nominations!

PARC Leadership

PARC JNSC Membership

  • 2 National co-chairs serving at-large (2 seats, 2 votes)
  • 10 Regional co-chairs, 2 from each of the 5 Regional Working Groups (10 seats, 5 votes)
  • 2 Co-chairs from PARC’s Federal Agencies Steering Committee (2 seats, 1 vote)
  • 2 Chair (1) and Vice Chair (1) of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Amphibian and Reptile Subcommittee (2 seats, 1 vote)
  • 3 At-large, non-agency members, as appointed by the JNSC National Co-chairs, and subject to approval by a majority vote of the voting body of the (3 seats, 3 votes)
  • 2 National Coordinators (2 seats, 2 votes)

Roles & Responsibilities of the National Co-Chairs (Detailed)

  1. Schedule, coordinate, and preside over JNSC conference calls and meetings;
    1. Work with National Coordinators to create and distribute call agendas and minutes, or delegate as necessary.
    2. Ensure timely follow-up on action items;
    3. Ensure timely follow-up with Regional Working Group co-chairs and associated project progress; and
    4. Report PARC JNSC and national task team activities and progress to the members of the JNSC.
  2. Work with National Coordinators on the planning and content of annual PARC meetings.
  3. Serve as the overall PARC Leadership when approaching sponsors, funding sources, or communicating to the greater PARC audience.
  4. Evaluate PARC progress and success in meeting its mission including active involvement from all Regional Working Groups.
  5. Assist National Coordinators in determining priorities.
  6. Make executive decisions following discussion with the two National Coordinators; the entire JNSC will be notified of these decisions within one month.
  7. Coordinate closely with Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy (ARC) leadership, including participating in monthly ARC conference calls when possible.
  8. Coordinate on the content of the PARC webpage with the webmaster.
  9. As funding allows, attend and represent PARC at national herpetological and related conferences and events (or delegate this duty as needed).
  10. Eligibility:
    1. Anyone running for election to the position of National Co-chair must have demonstrated leadership skills, including, but not limited to experience as:
      1. a Regional Working Group Co-chair; or
      2. as a member of the JNSC; or
      3. an active PARC member at the regional level; or
      4. a board member of a non-profit organization and with expertise in the field of conservation.
    2. In addition to time commitment, prospective National co-chairs also should consider other necessary incidental costs. Prospective National co-chairs should discuss the role with their current employers to determine if the employer will approve and/or support their involvement, including travel to National PARC meetings and the use of office space, postage, telephone, copying, and the employee’s time for official PARC business, as these are all items that the co-chair may or may not be reimbursed for by the PARC organization.

2nd Annual Call for Conservation Grant Proposals from the American Turtle Observatory

American Turtle Observatory (www.americanturtles.org), a conservation and research organization based in Massachusetts, is excited to announce its 2nd annual grants program to support landscape conservation for North American freshwater turtles. We will consider small awards of $500 to $1000. Applications are due by Friday, November 11, 2016.

To Apply: Please visit www.americanturtles.org/grants, complete the web form, and upload a 2 page PDF proposal. In your proposal, please outline your budget, timeline, and deliverables. The ATO grants committee will review proposals and make a final decision by November 30, 2016. Awards will be made on a reimbursement basis upon receipt of a final report.

Eligible Projects: Projects must advance the conservation of landscapes that are critical for the conservation of freshwater turtles in North America OR otherwise support long-term, field-based research or conservation. Focal landscapes, widespread species of greatest conservation need (SGCN, as determined in State Wildlife Action Plans), and range restricted taxa (listed below) will be prioritized, especially those species for which there are limited alternative funding sources.

Focal Landscapes
I. Northeastern United States and eastern Canada
II. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain
III. Sonoran Desert
IV. Sierra Madre Occidental
V. Chihuahuan Desert
VI. Florida
VII. Greater Antilles

Widespread or Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)
I. Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)
II. Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
III. Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
IV. American Box Turtles (Terrapene spp.)
V. Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys spp.)

Range-Restricted Species and Lineages (see website for details).