Adopt a Rattlesnake

Adopt a rattler

Do you want to get involved with our snake conservation? “Adopt a Rattler” certificates support our research and make unique gifts (view a sample certificate). You will receive a photo and information about individual snakes in our study

HABITAT LEVEL $25

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • Adoption certificate with color photo of one snake

TRAIL LEVEL $100

Funding at this level go towards the purchase of pit tags (microchips). All rattlesnakes captured on site receive a pit tag as identification. This pit tag stays with them for life. Supporters at this level will receive:

  • Adoption Certificate with color photo
  • Meet with biologist to see a pit tagging (microchip implant) procedure on a live rattlesnake and discuss the research project.

DEN LEVEL $250

Funding will go towards the purchase of one radio transmitters. Supporters will receive:

  • Adoption Certificate with color photo
  • End of season reports tracking one rattlesnake’s activity on site
  • Meet with biologist and observe the pit tagging (microchip implant) procedure .

The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural centre is uniquely positioned to engage and educate local citizens in species recovery efforts. Reptile and amphibian conservation is a focus of our visitor programs and summer research activities. The centre works with surrounding businesses on the Osoyoos Reserve and town of Osoyoos to promote land use practices that benefit species at risk. Each year the desert centre trains Nk’Mip Resort managers and staff on snake management and identification and gives additional outreach workshops to local vineyard crews, campgrounds, and residents who may encounter the five species of snakes living in this area.

Other projects include creating a Great Basin Spadefoot breeding pond, monitoring and removing invasive weeds, and restoring native habitat around the resort.

 

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