Protecting the Rivière-Ouelle watershed

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

418 643-2380
ext 690

Contact Aubert Michaud

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

Creek
2016-2019

Watershed monitoring in Saint-Zotique, Québec

The IRDA team is monitoring the hydrology of the three main watersheds in Saint-Zotique.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

Read more about the project

Aubert Michaud
Mexico and Quebec flags
2017-2019

Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass

The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
Barcoding
2015-2017

Improving molecular techniques for identifying pests to meet the diagnostic needs of the agricultural industry in the context of climate change

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

Read more about the project

Annabelle Firlej