Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council, working with the South Nation Conservation Authority have installed basking rafts, nesting sites and have fenced road shoulders to create nesting habitats.
We continue to care for the basking rafts in the creek and the fenced nesting areas on the road shoulders on the Skakum Road and installed a raft to create basking sites in the Lord’s Mills Quarry, which is home to Blanding’s and Painted turtles.
In previous years, working with the South Nation Conservation Authority, a rectangular cedar log crib-nesting site was installed at Stephenson Road. This site was selected due to reports and observations of heavy nest activity on the shoulder of the road. Habitat enhancements are designed to replicate natural turtle nesting areas typically found on roadsides.