The farmer who loves turtles

Some farmers see an endangered species habitat designation on their property as a threat to their use of their land. Frank Dorombozi thinks otherwise. The cash crop farmer has installed a 20-by-40 foot sand and pea gravel nesting area for Blandings turtles on his farm beside Highway 24 south of Brantford.

After a study of radio-frequency-equipped turtles, the Ministry of Transportation installed permanent fencing to steer turtles through a six-foot-wide culvert from a swamp on the other side of the highway to lay their eggs.

Better Farming - April 2012