Road ecology blog: Mitigation measures for long-toed salamander, Waterton, Alberta, Canada

November 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: Mitigation measures for long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum), Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.

These salamanders migrate between their winter habitat (up slope) to their breeding habitat (Linnet Lake).

Image below: Warning sign

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Image below: The long-toed salamanders were having difficulty climbing a curb. In 1993 a new curb with more gentle and roughened slopes was installed to allow the salamanders to leave the road.

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