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Salamander Byway Restoration

Volunteer to help protect native Salamanders.

The long toed salamanders and all the rest of the amphibians in the Linnet Lake and Salamander Hill area of Waterton Lakes National Park need your help!

Volunteers did a great job this past spring putting in temporary fencing to direct long-toed salamanders to tunnels under the Entrance Road for when these amphibians made their way to Linnet Lake to breed.

Now the salamanders again need lots of helping hands to remove the temporary fencing and clear out the burnt remains of the prior permanent byway fencing. It was burned by last September's Kenow wildfire. A new permanent fence will be reconstructed by Parks Canada contractors in time for next spring.

On the 9th, volunteers will also assist with cleaning the tunnels that lead amphibians safely under the entrance road to Waterton townsite. This will all help salamanders and other amphibians use their habitat. Salamanders, frogs and toads use this byway system of tunnels and low fences spring through fall.

We look forward to working with you on August 9th.

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