CPAWS Monthly Meeting: The Prairie Rattlesnake and Roads

November 11, 2008 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Calgary/Banff Chapter

Speaker: Adam Martinson
Place: City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre at Yellowstone to Yukon
Location and Directions

Talk Description

Why did the snake cross the road? The Prairie Rattlesnake and Roads

What is it about rattlesnakes that makes them particularly susceptible to road kills? Adam Martinson, researcher from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design will present an overview of his research in and around Dinosaur Provincial Park seeking to answer this question. The presentation will include an introduction to the biology of prairie rattlesnakes, how Martinson’s research is being conducted and how we can use the new information being discovered to mitigate the impact roads are having on these snakes in Southern Alberta.


City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW (corner of Memorial Dr & 10 Street NW)
Calgary , AB