Funding received to survey the Alligator Snapping Turtle

UBAP staff Ethan J. Kessler and Michael J. Dreslik received funding from The Nature Conservancy, Indiana to conduct surveying for the Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys teminckii).  The surveys will be a combined effort of trapping and eDNA sampling in the Patoka and White River watersheds.  The project also includes some proof-of-concept work for eDNA work at the southern Illinois release site.  Survey work will commence this summer through fall.