Provide training for construction workers on the potential risks to reptiles and how to mitigate disturbance during works
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Training construction workers to recognise potential risks to wildlife during the construction process (e.g. which areas may be important habitat within and adjacent to construction sites) and best practices to mitigate disturbance during construction (e.g. minimising compacting or disturbing the ground within the construction area) or enhance habitat during construction (e.g. taking advantage of surplus woody debris, rocks, gravel and displaced soil to optimise available habitat) may reduce the impacts of development activities (Ovaska et al. 2014).
Ovaska K., Sopuck L., Engelstoft C., Matthias L., Wind E. & MacGarvie J. (2014) Guidelines for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation during Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia. B.C. Government.