Expert doesn’t expect to find at-risk salamander in Hanlon Business Park

One of the country’s foremost salamander experts doesn’t expect to find evidence of the controversial Jefferson salamander inhabiting the proposed Hanlon Creek Business Park this spring.

“I don’t have my hopes set very high for finding any in that area,” said retired University of Guelph zoologist Jim Bogart, who has been studying amphibians — salamanders, in particular — since 1975. “It’s not what I would call a pristine habitat for them. But, we’ve found weird things before.”

Several people from a variety of consulting firms hired by the city have been combing the 670 hectares on which the proposed business park is to be built. They’re collecting samples of Salamanders and sending them to Bogart for analysis to be done at the University of Guelph.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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