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.
Water protection, Ecosystem protection
IRDA is helping farmers adopt profitable agricultural practices that also protect biodiversity.
Groupe conseil agricole de la Côte-du-Sud
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
As part of an integrated pest control program, the company Les Serres Rosaire Pion & fils launched an innovative project on the use of flower strips in potted perennial production.
Development of a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout