Student Intern wanted for Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has an immediate opening for a Student Intern for the Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project! 35 hours per week at $11.25/hour for eligible students. The student will conduct field work to collect scientific observation data, and help with data analysis. Especially relevant to students in science programs, or considering entering one.

This position funded by Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible, students must:
~ be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
~ have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
~ be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
~ be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Know a student in need of a great placement? Pass it along!

Please contact Heather at or Sonja at

For more details on the Turtle Road Mortality Mitigation project, click here.

Turtle Underpass Installation

drift fenceThe Haliburton Highlands Land Trust has completed phase II of The Turtle Road Mortality Project – installing the barrier fence.

Many thanks to the excellent volunteers who gave of their time – and muscles! – to get the fence in place. The area has since been re-seeded to help the natural vegetation grow in again for next spring.

The next two spring seasons will again see our intrepid volunteer Turtle Monitors out in the field,  monitoring at this site and two others, designated as “control” sites. The data collected during the next two turtle nesting seasons will help determine the effectiveness of this type of barrier fence at preventing turtles from being killed on our roads.

If you are interested in getting in on this project, and would like to volunteer some time next spring, just get in touch with us and we’ll put your name on our list! Get in touch with our office by phone at (705) 457-3700, or by email at You can also ask us to sign you up for our “Turtle Times” newsletter, a special edition e-newsletter that goes out to all of our turtle monitors and other folks interested in regular updates on the project.