Blanding’s Turtle habitat to be affected by Potter’s Key development

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By StittsvilleCentral, July 23, 2016

Minto is proposing several measures to protect Blanding’s Turtles at the new Potter’s Key development on Hazeldean Road. They’ve applied to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) for permission to proceed with the development, which could impact the animals, classified as a Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO).

Construction could affect up to 21.3 hectares of the species’ habitat. This type of MNRF permit is not uncommon for developments in our area, and is required if there’s a potential that any endangered or threatened species’ habitat will be disturbed.ADVERTISEMENTSome of the steps Minto says they’ll take to mitigate the