There are concerns snakes will be displaced by new homes proposed for LaSalle.

The Essex County Field Naturalists Club is requesting the province include "protective measures" as part of a subdivision plan on Disputed Road.

Club president Jesse Gardner-Costa says the Massassauga rattlesnake is the species at risk. Gardner-Costa claims the area designated for development is protected to an extent.

"There are already areas designated as Endangered Species Act-protected areas. There are boundaries for that, which include the LaSalle woodlots, and part of the area around it," Gardner-Costa said. "The motions essentially just to respect those boundaries, so far, and we haven't heard anything back from the ministry or from the developer."