Pictured above is one type of habitat that supports the Bog Turtle. (photo submitted)

Polk County’s most wanted-animal, the Bog Turtle

Published 4:17pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

If landowners think they have the above mentioned habitat(s) or the Bog Turtle on their property, or if they know where this type of habitat or animal might be located within the county, please contact PAC at 828-859-5060, or e-mail comments, questions, or photos to landprotection@pacolet.org.

The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the flora and fauna in Polk County and document the species presence in the county, making sure that the flora and fauna of Polk County is well documented.

PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to Protect and Conserve the area’s natural resources (PAC’s mission).  PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.) and potentially obtain significant federal state and local tax benefits. PAC’s vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and or goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come.  PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing native species appreciation and responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love.

- article submitted by Pam Torlina

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