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
Development of a method for estimating low/ecological flows in the context of culvert development taking into account the impact of climate change.
Researcher: Simon Ricard
The objective of project was to produce a biopesticide from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout