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Welcome to the Massasuaga web site
Greetings from the members of the Eastern Massasauga Recovery Team! I would like to thank you for taking a moment to learn more about the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake.

The Recovery Team is a group of government and non-government agencies working together to share expertise in effort to ensure the long-term viability of this species-at-risk as an important cornerstone of Canada's biodiversity. The team comprises of representation from the four sub-populations in Ontario plus some specifically addressing outreach and education. Much of the work revolves around helping people better understand and appreciate this species including identification, safety, coexistence, and stewardship.

Types of projects the Team has contributed to include:

      Road mortality mitigation work throughout Eastern Georgian Bay
      Eastern Massasauga Stewardship Guide (found on this website)
      A massasauga display at the Toronto Zoo
      Guidelines for mapping habitat and conducting searches delivered to development planners
      Monitoring population studies on the Bruce Peninsula
      Consideration of massasaugas in bog restoration at Wainfleet
      Significant outreach efforts throughout the four ranges

We hope you find this website and other work of the team both educational and useful. Together we are already seeing a difference in people's attitudes and hopefully one day the status of the snake.


Andrew Promaine

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