New York Natural Heritage Program
Bog Turtle
Glyptemys muhlenbergii (Schoepff, 1801)
Turtles

Threats [-]
A spotty distribution and specialized habitat requirements make this species vulnerable to local extirpation. Declines are primarily due to loss, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat. Road mortality, an increase in subsidized predators, natural succession, and the expansion of invasive exotic vegetation are associated with these primary threats. Illegal collecting for the pet trade is also a direct threat to populations.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
The control of exotic species and natural succession is warranted at a number of sites. The control of subsidized predators may be desirable if predation of eggs and juveniles is unusually high.

Research Needs [-]
Additional research on population size, intra-habitat use, and inter-habitat movements and migration is needed.