Leeds & Grenville on-road Turtle project

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Fred Schueler

Apr 4, 2023, 10:07:24 PMApr 4
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Here is a short description of the Counties' Turtle project:

"The Road Ecology Committee of the Algonquin to Adirondacks
Collaborative (A2A) is leading a project that aims to identify turtle
road mortality hotspots and mitigate against turtle-vehicle collisions
on County roads in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (UCLG).
This project is in collaboration with Blazing Star Environmental and is
funded by UCLG and Parks Canada.

"Our field studies will consist of road surveys targeted at predicted
mortality hotspots to verify ground conditions, turtle presence, habitat
suitability, traffic speed and volumes, and existing crossing structures
(e.g., culverts), all of which will inform location- and risk-specific
mitigation measures to reduce turtle-vehicle collisions in UCLG."

* I have sent them the 789 records I have of Turtles on the roads in
Leeds & Grenville, and I'm collecting accounts of on-road Turtles in the
Counties, so if any of you have accounts of Turtles on roads, I can
include those in the collection. Those who have databases and haven't
been contacted by Blazingstar can correspond with Cayla Darling
<ca...@blazingstar.ca> about contributing records.

It's really exciting to have this being done for the whole Counties road
system, with improved habitat modelling, field surveys this summer, and
mitigation at hotspots of mortality.

Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
Fragile Inheritance Natural History - https://fragileinheritance.ca/
FI Newsletter -
Database fund-raiser -
2022 annual letter: https://clt1233162.bmeurl.co/EFE49F7
6 St-Lawrence Street Bishops Mills, RR#2 Oxford Station, Ontario K0G 1T0
on the Smiths Falls Limestone Plain 44.87156° N 75.70095° W
(613)258-3107 <bckcdb at istar.ca>

Stewart Hamill

Apr 5, 2023, 6:22:16 AMApr 5
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I've passed on my 68 records of turtles (mostly Blanding's) on UCLG
roads dating back to 2005, and ensured that they're talking to Dave
Seburn for the old Herp Atlas.


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