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Projet pilote de conservation des milieux humides et riverains dans un territoire où niche le Garrot d’Islande

Publication Type: Technical Report

Author: Breton M.N. et M. Darveau

Date: 2005

It is generally recognized that wetlands and riparian ecosystems are of particular interest regarding their biological productivity and their role of interface between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. It is also known that wetland and riparian areas experience a greater use by humans. Thus, it is not surprising that several major scientific works have been published and propose ecosystem management principles for wetlands and riparian areas. Conversely, remarkably little is known about how we should translate these principles into modalities in wetland and riparian management plans, possibly because such plans are rare or not distributed. The Québec boreal forest is not an exception to this lack of know-how regarding ecosystem management of wetland and riparian areas. Our project aimed at conducting a pilot project of wetland and riparian conservation planning in the Haute-Côte-Nord/Saguenay region, in a 2,186 km2 area that experiences specific problems regarding the conservation of the Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica; a threatened species) and fishless lakes (isolated lakes that have unique features in terms of biodiversity).

Breton M.N. et M. Darveau. 2005. Projet pilote de conservation des milieux humides et riverains dans un territoire où niche le Garrot d’Islande, Rapport technique No 2005-2, Canards Illimités – Québec, Québec, 63 p.

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