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NEK3, Turkey Transplant, Kiowa National Grasslands, Cibola National Forest.


Wildlife transplants are used to introduce a species into areas where natural populations are very low or have disappeared. Typically, a transplant is proceeded by implementing management practices (habitat evaluation, reason for original decline of the population, and habitat improvements) that will help to insure transplant success. During this transplant, 27 turkey were released into the Mills Canyon Area. Another turkey transplant was completed on theTres Piedras Ranger District and one is scheduled for the Socorro Field Office, BLM.