Nevada Stories from the Field

High-Tech Turtles

River Fork Ranch Preserve in the Carson Valley

NV Western pond turtle research telemetry Western pond turtle with telemetry tracker © John T. Humphrey

If you’re a turtle, the latest smartphone or computer is likely the last thing on your mind. But if you’re a scientist trying to help turtles, technology is an invaluable tool. Our scientists in the field are using it to gain valuable insights about Western pond turtles and how we can help conserve their habitat.