Protecting the Rivière-Ouelle watershed

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

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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

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