OREGON OUTDOORS VIDEO: Western Pond Turtles
On this week's Oregon Outdoors, the Mail Tribune's Mark Freema is out at Squaw lakes taking part in a survey of Western Pond Turtles. Western Pond Turtles are the only turtles native to the Rogue Valley. Their numbers have been declining in recent decades due to recreation and non-native predation. Mark finds out what challenges these turtles have faced and what is being done to increase their numbers.