Developer, Snakes Swap Land for Subdivisions, Habitat

GENESEE, WI — A new subdivision of 185 homes planned for the outskirts of Waukesha, Wisconsin will destroy 20 acres of Butler’s Garter Snake habitat; to offset the habitat loss, the developer, Thomson Corp., will donate 74 acres of adjacent land to the Retzer Nature Center; the land is suitable habitat for the species, which is listed as threatened in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.