Painted Turtles at Risk from Mine near Nelson

This summer people driving by Grohman Narrows Provincial Park just outside of Nelson witnessed for the first time what looked like orange sludge in the pond, unusually low water levels, and hardly any turtles resting on the log compared to years before (only 1 or 2 turtles instead of 10 or more).  You can see it for yourself in the photo above. Western painted turtles, a federally listed species…

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