Monitoring effectiveness of exclusion fencing and drainage culvert for snakes on Highway 6

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Monitoring effectiveness of exclusion fencing and drainage culvert for snakes on Highway 6

Eco-Kare International - 2015

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Location: Highway 6, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

Abstract:

Approximately 360 m of reptile exclusion fencing was installed on Highway 6 near Cameron Lake Road in July and August, 2014 (Eco-Kare International 2014). The reptile fence was installed where Eastern massassauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) had previously been killed on the highway. This section of highway bisected two wetland areas where many other species of reptiles and amphibians were also sited along the right-of-way while building the fence. Monitoring was completed at the site in 2014 and 2015 to assess the overall effectiveness of the mitigation system: reptile exclusion fencing and use of the drainage culvert to cross the highway.

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