The aim of this project was to remove and clean up debris piles at the entrance of SILT’s Taylor property, the debris consisted of concrete scraps and abandoned water main fittings encased in concrete. As the existing material held some wildlife habitat quality, it provided an opportunity for a habitat enhancement project to support species at risk.
This project included building an overwintering den habitat for snakes, the targeted species include: Northern Rubber Boa and Gartersnakes, as well as other reptiles that reside in the area. This project was scheduled in late fall to avoid potential harm to reptiles and nesting birds.
A big thanks to SILT’s executive director and biologist Al Peatt and his assistant biologist Lindsay Lalach for a terrific effort in planning and executing this project and also to the SILT board volunteers for coming out to help with the work.