Scientists have conducted years
of research at the Ojibway Prairie Complex, and have gained a better
understanding of massasauga habits and habitat requirements. The
Ojibway Nature Centre contains live exhibits, including an eastern
massasauga rattlesnake and eastern fox snake, and conducts programs
for all ages designed to provide information on these snakes. A public
outreach program, “Living with Rattlesnakes,” has been presented at
local schools and libraries to inform children about snakes.
Media coverage and participation in
local events have helped promote the massasauga recovery project and
improved public awareness of the massasauga. Local landowners have
been very supportive of the massasauga recovery project by reporting
sightings and allowing researchers access to their properties.