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Immediate Protection of Reptiles


The purpose of this project is to provide immediate protection for reptiles and their associated habitat within the Big Marine Park Reserve. Reptile Species in Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) known to utilize the park reserve include: Blanding's Turtles, Snapping Turtles, and the Eastern Fox Snake. This project will focus on immediate protection of reptiles through two major actions: 1) fencing to direct safe road crossing, and 2) enhancement of nesting habitat. Washington County's 2030 Comprehensive Plan predicts that the population will grow by 128,842 by 2030 and that the daily traffic volume on County Road 4, which bisects the Park Reserve, will increase by more than 1,500 vehicles per day by 2030. Immediate protection is needed to protect reptiles today and as pressure increases in the near future.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Amy L. Carolan

Grant Recipient Washington Conservation District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $37,550

Expended $37,550

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Washington


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 7 Acres

Measurement 7 Acres

Target Summary FY11 Grantees have until June 30, 2014 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.