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Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) Monitoring and Assessment Data from the Trinity River, California (2013-2017)


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Snover, M.L. and Adams, M.J., 2019, Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) Monitoring and Assessment Data from the Trinity River, California (2013-2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A key objective of the Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP) is maintaining and enhancing other wildlife populations through the restoration initiatives. For herpetological species, the foothill yellow-legged frog and western pond turtle have been identified as important species on which to focus monitoring efforts due to their status as California state-listed Species of Concern. As a result, considerable prior effort has focused on understanding the distribution and demography of these species, both on the main Trinity River and on the South Fork Trinity River as a comparison population (potentially representing pre-dam population status). These studies have highlighted differences in life-history traits of each species between [...]


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ActinemysMarmorataTrinity_2013-2017 20190425.xml
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Trinity ACMA 2013-2017 TurtleDetections.csv 114.69 KB
Trinity ACMA 2013-2017 TurtleHabitat.csv 75.26 KB
Trinity ACMA 2013-2017 TurtleOtherDetections.csv 19.42 KB
Trinity ACMA 2013-2017 TurtleSurvey.csv 1,021 Bytes
Trinity ACMA 2013-2017 TurtleUnit.csv 462.19 KB


The purpose of this study is to develop robust, long-term monitoring protocols for both species, where the data collected will be consistent with the assumptions required for occupancy modeling, and to provide TRRP with straightforward metrics for monitoring the status and trends of these populations. Concurrently, population models will be developed based on historic data collection efforts complimented with new data that can be used to inform management decisions regarding impacts on these populations.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9LXJ5TW

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