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White Lake; Western Painted Turtle

White Lake is located just W of Salmon Arm, British Columbia

"White Lake is home to the intermountain-Rocky Mountain population of the Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii). The Western Painted Turtle is the only native pond turtle left in British Columbia and therefore makes up an important component of our biodiversity. Painted Turtles typically occupy the shallow water zones of ponds, lakes, sloughs and slow moving streams.

The Province of British Columbia classifies the Western Painted Turtle as vulnerable to extinction due to habitat loss and degradation and through collision with automobiles during the nesting season."

[Cited: BC Parks 2013]



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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:2009, 21-Jun-09, British Columbia, CSRD, Canada, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, White Lake, White Lake; Western Painted Turtle

White Lake; Western Painted Turtle