The Northern Leopard Frog Recovery Team (NLFRT) is concerned with road mortality rates of Northern Leopard Frogs at Duck Lake – an average of 23% over the last 8 years. They have enacted voluntary road closures over the past few years but their research indicates that the closures have been ineffective at reducing mortality rates by vehicles.
The NLFRT has submitted a proposal for a legal regulation change under the Wildlife Act to institute a seasonal motorized use closure during the spring (March 15-April 30) and fall (August 15-October 15) migration periods for the Northern Leopard Frog.
There is an opportunity for public comments through an online portal on the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development website. The comment period closes on January 19, 2018.
To access the online portal, please click here.
If for some reason comments cannot be provided through the portal, please send comments to: [email protected] and reference the following: Creston Valley Motor Vehicle Prohibition, Regulation Number: 2018-4-11.