Turtles on a log

Restoring Habitat for At-Risk Turtle

Project Year: 2016-2017

Western Painted Turtle

Project Lead

Okanagan Nation Alliance


Columbia Region

North Columbia

Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment

Species of Interest Action Plan

Project ID


Revelstoke Turtle Nesting Site Restoration Operational Trial

The aim of this project is to restore Western Painted Turtle nesting habitat at Red Devil Hill near Revelstoke by vegetation management, nesting substrate replacement, and slope angle reduction.

This project will:

  • reduce nest-site shading by trimming adjacent trees;
  • remove dense vegetation in the nesting area, which impedes nest construction;
  • create additional flat nesting terrain lost to earlier road construction activities; and
  • improve egg development and hatchling survival.