Turtle Crossings - Additional Survivorship Options

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Turtle Crossings - Additional Survivorship Options

Matthew Wheeler - 2014

Organization: McIntosh Perry for City of Kingston

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Abstract:

At the March 18, 2014 Council meeting, instructions to staff were approved to explore the potential for additional turtle survivorship methodologies and potential turtle crossing locations for implementation across the City of Kingston.

On October 8, 2014 representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA), the City of Kingston and McIntosh-Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. Participated in a facilitated charrette to review the recommendations put forth for turtle survivorship at the Little Cataraqui Creek crossings of Princess Street and to explore additional turtle survivorship methodologies and potential turtle crossing locations that could potentially be utilized within the City of Kingston.

Although many aspects of turtle behaviour, turtle road mortality and potential survivorship strategies were discussed and recorded, a consensus was achieved that strategies preventing road mortality of adult turtles will have the single largest positive impact of any survivorship methodology.

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Document Type: BMP other mitigation initiatives
Project Type: fencing habitat creation/restoration public awareness campaigns routine maintenance guidelines signage timing of road projects underpass
Infrastructure Asset: existing roadway
Fauna: reptiles