New programming for the St Lawrence Action Plan officially launched
The new programming for the St Lawrence Action Plan was launched on June 26. The governments of Canada and Quebec reiterated their interest in taking further steps to protect the River. In addition to the activities of Monitoring the State of the St Lawrence River, Numerical Environmental Prediction and Community Interaction, which will be extended, 38 new projects will round out the new programming. A five-year report 2011-2016 was also released on the occasion of this announcement.
The wetlands of the St. Lawrence
Observations on the various types of wetlands and terrestrial environments, as well as a survey of vascular plants, are now available on the Government of Canada website for sampling sites located along the St. Lawrence, from Cornwall to Trois-Pistoles, in the Îles de Boucherville and in Lake Saint-Pierre. Happy reading!
Photo : ECCC
Navigate the St. Lawrence in a few clicks
How much do you know about the riches of the St. Lawrence River? Plunge into the world of recreational boating and commercial shipping with our new guide, “Navigation on the St. Lawrence: Echo of the Past, Path to the Future.” In just a few clicks, you can learn about the St. Lawrence’s biodiversity and its sustainable recreational and economic uses. The guide is a treasure trove of information that will take you on a fascinating voyage on the St. Lawrence, one of the world’s great rivers. See the fact sheet on this project.
Consult the fact sheet
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Publication of the second Sustainable Navigation Strategy
This new strategy provides direction for the management of navigation activities, taking into account their economic, environmental and social impacts and addressing such emerging issues as the protection of marine mammals. The publication of this strategy by the Navigation Coordination Committee is part of the “Maintain the Navigation and Dredging Coordination Committees as Part of Integrated Management of the St. Lawrence” project.
Consult the Strategy
Photo: Denis Chabot, Le monde en images, 2009
New State of the St. Lawrence Monitoring Sheets
Did you know that the aim of the State of the St. Lawrence Monitoring Program is to pool data on 21 indicators to create a global picture of the state of the St. Lawrence?
Three of these indicators were recently updated: Beluga Whales, Great Blue Heron and water quality in the fluvial section. Monitoring sheets are prepared periodically to report on these updates, and this is done for each indicator in the program. You can consult these sheets in the “State Monitoring” section.
Photo: Véronique Lesage, Fisheries and Oceans Canada