Welcome to the Pacific Northwest (PNW)! Hop on the turtle train and learn about the journey of private and public lands, turtles and invasive species (both plants and animals). Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Fish and Widlife Service (USFWS), and PNW Ecoservices come together to share the story of the imperiled Washington State-listed Western pond turtle and controlling invasive species to improve habitat at a land trust preserve and adjacent US Forest Service land. Himalayan blackberry and the American bullfrog have wreaked havoc for this turtle and presenters will discuss control techniques and timing as well as lessons learned. Learn about cross-boundary stewardship work, how volunteers have been engaged, the status of pond turtles in WA State and how partnerships have been critical to the success of this project including the procurement of funding from the USFWS Partners For Fish and Wildlife Program to support his work.