Designated ‘’Threatened’’ by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). The wood turtle is a medium-sized turtle with adults weighing about 1 kg and having a carapace length of 16 to 25 cm. In the park, its main habitat has been identified along the Kouchibouguac and Black Rivers.

Accidental death caused by motor vehicles has been a major problem for the conservation of this species.

In 2015, two herptile passages and two wildlife tunnels were installed on Route 117. Along with fences, the tunnels will help the turtles cross underneath the road to avoid getting crushed by traffic.

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