The Land Between organization has worked cooperatively with partners since 2006 to protect and conserve turtles and turtle habitats. This region is home to over 30% of rare Blanding’s, Spotted, and Stinkpot turtles and a large population of Ontario’s Snapping and Painted turtles.
Turtles clean water! Snapping Turtles are living dinosaurs, and which are top predators that do not snap at humans in water. Turtles live to over 400 years old.
The organization works to locate road mortality sites and to install turtle crossing signs across the region. We have quarterbacked and supported the testing of road underpasses. In 2016 we are working to locate new potential underpass sites across the region, and to increase the management of nesting sites in partnership with Road Crews.
Stay tuned to see how we fair in helping our innocent friends survive the growing road networks and increasing threats.