Connecting habitats and making roads safer for wildlife at Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park is home to over 30 species at risk, including reptiles such as the Massasauga rattlesnake, Eastern ribbonsnake, Eastern milksnake, and Common snapping turtle. These at-risk reptiles are significantly affected by the impact of roads. In 2012 and 2013, over 2000 reptiles and amphibians were found dead on roadways within the park and surrounding area.
The On the Road to Recovery project is making roads safer for wildlife, improving essential habitats, and increasing public awareness of road ecology issues. Through the project, we are working to protect and recover reptile and amphibian populations within Bruce Peninsula National Park.