Much development is
occurring in the City of Windsor and the neighbouring Town of La
Salle. These projects are ongoing all around the vicinity of the
Ojibway Prairie Complex. Construction of roads and new communities has
brought in a higher volume of traffic, and increased the number of
snakes killed on roadways.
Habitat loss and
fragmentation due to development threatens the survival of remaining
prairie habitat and its associated wildlife. Only a few small areas
remain which seem suitable for massasaugas habitat. Paved roads, strip
malls, and residential areas partition these prairie remnants. The
snake’s movement is therefore limited throughout its local range and
between the very few protected areas.
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