Effectiveness of wildlife mitigation measures for turtles on Highway 69 from 2015 to 2016

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Effectiveness of wildlife mitigation measures for turtles on Highway 69 from 2015 to 2016

Eco-Kare International - 2017

Organization: Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Location: Highway 69 Northern Ontario

Abstract:

This report documents the results of monitoring effectiveness of road mitigation measures that include three twinned concrete box culverts (2.4 m high by 3.3 m wide, and 24.1 m long), and associated reptile exclusion fencing (4.3 km to 5.5 km both sides of the highway) for turtles, primarily Blanding’s Turtle, as part of a larger highway expansion project on a new highway alignment of Highway 69. Effectiveness was evaluated by a measure of reduced highway mortality and by use of crossing structures by turtles.
 

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Document Type: mitigation design implementation results mitigation monitoring results
Project Type: fencing underpass
Infrastructure Asset:
Fauna: reptiles amphibians