Snapping Turtle Monitoring Program Guide

In 2007, an Artificial Nesting Area (ANA), more commonly called the turtle nesting beaches, was constructed in our wetland system at our Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) campus. Female snapping turtles have been known to travel great distances to lay their eggs, so it is critical to monitor all suitable areas located across the property as well as the turtle beaches. A noticeable decline in survival rate of the snapping turtle hatchlings over subsequent years has resulted in the decision to create a monitoring protocol that could be used to protect eggs from predation.

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