Save the Turtles

Turtles, snakes and frogs are on Steve Armstrong's mind. Steve and his team devote countless hours serving the local wildlife in one of Canada's World Biospheres, a protected 26,250 hectares of land in the Long Point community. Steve and his amphibian loving team installed approximately 4000 km of fencing and the annual turtle roadkill (a species of particular concern) is already down by more than half, after the temporary barrier along the Causeway  was installed to prevent animals from venturing onto the road. The success has reduced road killings from 202 in 1979, to only 85 in 2009. In addition, in partnership with Environment Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program and Ontario’s Species at Risk Stewardship Fund, Snake hibernaculas were constructed, and turtle mounds were developed to provide alternative locations for turtles to lay their eggs.
Building Turtle Mounds in the Long Point Biosphere
Lake Erie Snake Hibernacula