Slideshow follows: landscape maps for road ecology
Space time map for Montana (credit: K. Gunson)
Fig1_study_area_signs 960x400 the other way
Municipal turtle crossing signs (credit: K. Gunson)
Highway 407 extension habitat fragmentation analysis (credit: K. Gunson)
Blanding's Turtle predictive model (credit: K. Gunson)
Wildlife Monitoring (Highway 69 Reptiles)
The Eco-Kare team has been monitoring the new reptile tunnels from MacTier northerly to Estaire since 2015 on Highway 69. The most data has been obtained at the three larger reptile tunnels (2.8 m high x 3.2 m wide) near Sheppard Lake where 20 Snapping turtle and Painted Turtles have crossed through the structures in two years of monitoring. At one of the monitored 1.2 m round concrete tunnel a Massasauga rattlesnake was observed crossing in July 2016.