How we are helping on roads
Piloting Road Mitigation Projects
We are collecting data and mapping turtle mortality hotspots, and which align with the presence of culverts. We then assess the potential of these sites for ecopassage installation or where signage needs to be installed and/or Crossing Guards can be dispatched. To date we have mapped over 1000 sites across The Land Between bioregion, and have assessed 140 sites to highlight priorities and feasible solutions.
We have designed, constructed and installed a new prototype Eco passage/jump out fencing solution that is durable and stable in erodible areas, less expensive, and which reduces installation and maintenance costs. We are moving towards greater production and full installation in areas across the county in partnership with the road department
Road Mitigation Resources
Turtle Guardians has worked with EcoKare International, Scales Nature Park, local municipalities, and with the support of Environment Canada and Climate Change through the Community Nominated Priority Place Program, as well as the Eastern Georgian Bay Initiative, Ganewenim Mshkiikii to advance turtle recovery by reducing road mortality.