Protecting the Rivière-Ouelle watershed

Aubert Michaud, retraité

Researcher, Ph.D.

Contact Aubert Michaud, retraité

Description

Rivière-Ouelle is a salmon river that is also home to a number of special-status species, including rainbow smelt, American eel, striped bass, and sand martin, that require concerted conservation efforts.

Steps are being taken throughout the watershed to preserve water quality:
- in fields, to reduce the runoff of soil, fertilizer, and pesticides;
- along the river banks; and
- in wetlands.

Objective(s)

  • Set up an initial profile of the agri-environmental situation as it relates to farming practices, crop management, the condition of the river banks, crop rotations, soil health, and the range of species in the watershed.
  • Identify areas subject to erosion.
  • Evaluate any initiatives undertaken by businesses that could increase the runoff of soil, fertilizer, or pesticides.
  • Propose and implement actions to reduce potential runoff and contamination risks.
  • Create a profile of the actions undertaken and assess improvements in the watershed.

2019

Project duration

Water protection, Ecosystem protection

Services

IRDA is helping farmers adopt profitable agricultural practices that also protect biodiversity.

Partner

Groupe conseil agricole de la Côte-du-Sud

This may interest you

2019-2023

Strategies to mitigate soil degradation in no-till field crops with the goal of reducing herbicide use and boosting soil quality and yields

Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).

Read more about the project

Richard Hogue
Marc-Olivier Gasser
2020-2022

Hydrologic monitoring of Castors and Morpions brooks

Hydrologic monitoring of Castors and Morpions brooks.

Researcher: Simon Ricard

Read more about the project

Simon Ricard
2018-2019

Converting agri-food waste into biomolecules with agricultural applications: Strategic by-product screening tests

The aim of this work is to bring IRDA’s agri-environmental expertise to bear on the challenges associated with the conversion of agri-food waste into biomolecules with potential agricultural applications.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
F