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
The project consisted of monitoring the hydrology of the main watercourses flowing into Lac Boivin to determine their flow rates and sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus inputs to the lake.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité