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State Wildlife Grant - T-53-R

Project Overview
Project Title
Intensive survey of small mammal and herpetofauna in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota
Target Species
Herpetofauna (Appendix B; NDSWAP 2015), and small mammals (Appendix C; NDSWAP 2015)
Timeline
October 2017 - December 2019
Investigators
Dr. Shubham Datta, Dakota College at Bottineau

Project Description

Little to no information exists for the distribution and abundance of herpetofauna and small mammals in the Turtle Mountain region of North Dakota. Comprehensive inventories of a region form the basis for evaluating species status and is essential in understanding the complexity of biodiversity for research, conservation, and effective species management. The objectives of this project are to determine the small mammalian and herpetofauna species composition, species richness, abundance, and their habitat association in the Turtle Mountains of North Dakota by using multiple survey methods.