Location of St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011–2016 projects

This interactive map of the St. Lawrence provides the locations of the projects under the St. Lawrence Action Plan 2011–2016 joint action program. Map segments can be enlarged for a more detailed view of a given region.

Don’t forget to check the list of projects covering all of the St. Lawrence, which can be accessed using the purple marker on the interactive map.

 

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{"0":{"uid":42,"name":"Participate in the creation of model interventions for the conservation of biodiversity in the agricultural setting","link":"en\/biodiversity\/conservation_de_la_biodiversite_projets_2011_2016\/areas_of_ecological_interest_2011_2016\/participate_in_the_creation_of_model_interventions_for_the_conservation_of_biodiversity_in_the_agricultural_setting.html","description":"<p>This project aims to carry out model interventions and restore habitats in an area of the south shore of Lake Saint-Pierre to make this a model of best practices for agriculture and environmental protection. \r<\/p>\n<p> The expected results are the reduction of non-point source pollution, the improvement of water quality, and the improvement of the habitats of many wildlife species (birds and fish), including Yellow Perch, throughout the Lake Saint-Pierre watershed.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":122,"lat":"46.141426","lon":"-72.720909","description":"Baie-du-Febvre"}},"commitee":{"uid":16,"name":"Biodiversity conservation","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_biodiversite.png"}},"1":{"uid":44,"name":"Assess the impact of climate change on high marshes in the freshwater estuary and develop strategies for protecting species in precarious situations","link":"en\/biodiversity\/conservation_de_la_biodiversite_projets_2011_2016\/climate_change_2011_2016\/assess_the_impact_of_climate_change_on_high_marshes_in_the_freshwater_estuary_and_develop_strategies_for_protecting_species_in_precarious_situations.html","description":"<p>This project involves documenting changes in the marshes of the freshwater estuary of the St. Lawrence through an in-depth study of four sites to identify the primary factors responsible for the erosion of the marshes. The results of this project will make it possible to adapt strategies for protecting plant species in precarious situations by taking into account the impact of climate change.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":66,"lat":"46.804995","lon":"-71.198673","description":"Quebec City"}},"commitee":{"uid":16,"name":"Biodiversity conservation","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_biodiversite.png"}},"2":{"uid":46,"name":"Analyze the outcomes identified using existing indicators and develop new indicators for the impact of climate change on ecosystems","link":"en\/biodiversity\/conservation_de_la_biodiversite_projets_2011_2016\/climate_change_2011_2016\/analyze_the_outcomes_identified_using_existing_indicators_and_develop_new_indicators_for_the_impact_of_climate_change_on_ecosystems.html","description":"<p>This project involves quantifying the effect of climate change on the fluvial ecosystem using biological indicators that have been designed to test various St. Lawrence flow regulation plans. These indicators will be refined and reused under new flow and water temperature conditions corresponding to various hydroclimatological scenarios. This will lead to improved knowledge of the effects of climate change on biodiversity in various segments of the fluvial section of the St. Lawrence, from Lac Saint-Louis to Trois-Rivi\u00e8res.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":121,"lat":"45.68195","lon":"-73.446693","description":"Varennes, Boucherville from lake Saint-Louis to Laviolette bridge"}},"commitee":{"uid":16,"name":"Biodiversity conservation","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_biodiversite.png"}},"3":{"uid":47,"name":"Proceed with the study of the use of the shipping channel by fish","link":"en\/uses\/sustainable_navigation_2011_2016\/proceed_with_the_study_of_the_use_of_the_shipping_channel_by_fish.html","description":"<p>This research project seeks to describe and understand the use of the shipping channel by St. Lawrence fish populations. Its objective is to characterize the abundance and health of the fish that frequent the shipping channel.\r<\/p>\n<p>The data collected can also be viewed using the <a href=\"http:\/\/slgo.ca\/bio\/?lg=en\" class=\"external-link-new-window\" >Biodiversity<\/a> application on the St. Lawrence Global Observatory website.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":99,"lat":"45.18978","lon":"-74.295044","description":"Quebec City"},"1":{"uid":102,"lat":"45.884273","lon":"-73.259583","description":"Quebec City"},"2":{"uid":107,"lat":"45.402307","lon":"-73.818512","description":"Quebec City"},"3":{"uid":120,"lat":"46.204547","lon":"-72.820129","description":"Quebec City"}},"commitee":{"uid":14,"name":"Sustainable use","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_usages_02.png"}},"4":{"uid":50,"name":"Richelieu\u2019s \"Corridor Vert et Bleu\"","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/nonpoint_source_pollution_2011_2016\/littoral_lac_saint_pierre.html","description":"<p>This project consists of creating an \u201cecological corridor\u201d on the entire Richelieu River watershed, that is, a continuous strip of vegetation (trees, shrubs and native grasses) along the banks that can filter and thereby reduce nonpoint source pollution while serving as a wildlife movement corridor. To learn more, you can read the brochure for this project.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":65,"lat":"45.460833","lon":"-73.279167","description":"Lake Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"5":{"uid":51,"name":"Develop agricultural water courses on the coastline in the Lac Saint-Pierre flood plain","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/nonpoint_source_pollution_2011_2016\/littoral_lac_saint_pierre.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to continue to improve fish habitat in the flood plains of Lac Saint Pierre by restoring areas with high habitat potential and lower agricultural potential. Since 2003, eight hectares of habitat have been restored through an approach that is sensitive to the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife. Ten water courses, in the Lanaudi\u00e8re and Centre-du-Qu\u00e9bec regions, have been developed.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":106,"lat":"46.15417","lon":"-72.70139","description":"Lac Saint-Pierre"},"1":{"uid":119,"lat":"46.11917","lon":"-73.09778","description":"Lac Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"6":{"uid":54,"name":"Document riverine inputs of organic carbon and nutrients into the marine estuary in relation to hypoxia and acidification","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/nonpoint_source_pollution_2011_2016\/document_riverine_inputs_of_organic_carbon_and_nutrients_into_the_marine_estuary_in_relation_to_hypoxia_and_acidification.html","description":"<p>This project, which is being carried out upstream in the St. Lawrence, involves studying the effects of inputs of organic carbon and nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) associated with agricultural activities on the ecosystem of the marine estuary of the St. Lawrence.\r<\/p>\n<p>Water quality measurement stations are located at the outlet of Lake Ontario, at Wolfe Island, at the mouth of the Ottawa River (Carillon) and at Quebec City.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":62,"lat":"46.766676","lon":"-71.241531","description":"Marker 3"},"1":{"uid":64,"lat":"45.573437","lon":"-74.379845","description":"Carillon"},"2":{"uid":67,"lat":"44.190574","lon":"-76.344109","description":"Wolfe Island"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"7":{"uid":56,"name":"Improve knowledge about pathogenic organisms from agricultural sources found in tributaries of Lac Saint-Pierre","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/nonpoint_source_pollution_2011_2016\/improve_knowledge_about_pathogenic_organisms_from_agricultural_sources_found_in_tributaries_of_lac_saint_pierre.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to assess the risk of contamination of the water in Lac Saint Pierre by pathogenic organisms that flow into it from the tributaries and to study the relationships between the indicator organisms or pathogens detected in the water samples and the agricultural contamination sources. This is achieved by monitoring concentrations of the E. coli indicator bacteria in the river upstream and downstream of the lake, as well as in the tributaries.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":118,"lat":"46.204132","lon":"-72.811083","description":"Lake Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"8":{"uid":58,"name":"Use the effects of harmful and toxic algae as indicators for monitoring the quality and eutrophication of the water","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/nonpoint_source_pollution_2011_2016\/use_the_effects_of_harmful_and_toxic_algae_as_indicators_for_monitoring_the_quality_and_eutrophication_of_the_water.html","description":"<p>This project involves studying the long-term effects of toxic algae on the ecosystem, identifying toxic algae, and determining the environmental factors influencing their impact. It also includes developing detection and evaluation tools to assess toxic effects on exposed organisms and using algae as indicators for monitoring water quality and eutrophication.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":63,"lat":"45.390735","lon":"-73.813705","description":"Lake Saint-Louis"},"1":{"uid":73,"lat":"46.20222","lon":"-72.82417","description":"Lake Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"9":{"uid":60,"name":"Develop a toxicity test to assess the sediments in the brackish water zone of the St. Lawrence","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/management_of_sediments_2011_2016\/develop_a_toxicity_test_to_assess_the_sediments_in_the_brackish_water_zone_of_the_st_lawrence.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to determine which toxicity tests should be used to evaluate the potential impact of dredged or deposited sediments in the brackish water zone of the St. Lawrence, that is, downstream of \u00cele d\u2019Orl\u00e9ans.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":72,"lat":"46.972815","lon":"-70.7868","description":"\u00cele Madame"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"10":{"uid":62,"name":"Document the presence of pharmaceutical products in municipal effluents in the Montreal region and assess their effect on aquatic fauna","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/document_the_presence_of_pharmaceutical_products_in_municipal_effluents_in_the_montreal_region_and_assess_their_effect_on_aquatic_fauna.html","description":"<p>This project involves a series of research studies examining the impact of discharges of pharmaceutical substances on the environment and human health, given that the discharge of urban effluents constitutes a major source of pollution for the river, and the Montreal purification plant alone creates half of them.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":71,"lat":"45.7025","lon":"-73.45639","description":"Lake Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"11":{"uid":64,"name":"Document the presence of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the St. Lawrence and selected tributaries","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/document_the_presence_of_pharmaceutical_and_personal_care_products_in_the_st_lawrence_and_selected_tributaries.html","description":"<p>This project consists of pooling and jointly interpreting data on 44 different substances measured at 11 sampling stations located between the Ottawa River and L\u00e9vis. The goal of the project is to interpret the measured concentrations of each of these products and gain a better understanding of the concentrations of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the river.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":105,"lat":"46,807187","lon":"-71,181906","description":"Trois-Rivi\u00e8res"},"1":{"uid":117,"lat":"45,563264","lon":"-74,392799","description":"Montreal"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"12":{"uid":66,"name":"Develop a risk assessment project for the environment and health related to urban effluents in the Quebec City region","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/develop_a_risk_assessment_project_for_the_environment_and_health_related_to_urban_effluents_in_the_quebec_city_region.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to assess the risks that municipal effluents, including those from Quebec City and L\u00e9vis, have on the ecosystem and on human health. In the first phase, a multi-disciplinary team will be created, and in the second phase, the team will study the toxic effects of effluents on aquatic wildlife and possibly on fish-eating wildlife (mammals and birds) and humans.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":70,"lat":"46.78243","lon":"-71.218529","description":"Quebec City"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"13":{"uid":68,"name":"Combine tools for environmental prediction and state of the St. Lawrence monitoring and apply them to mapping the water quality of Lac Saint-Pierre","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/combine_tools_for_environmental_prediction_and_state_of_the_st_lawrence_monitoring_and_apply_them_to_mapping_the_water_quality_of_lac_saint_pierre.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to combine the data of the Numerical Environmental Prediction and State of the St. Lawrence Monitoring groups to produce information (data, maps, indicators, etc.) that reflects the state of the contamination of Lac Saint Pierre by pesticides. The data will serve to identify the areas most affected by contamination in Lac Saint Pierre and to review the locations of sampling sites in the lake as needed and adjust the sampling plan.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":69,"lat":"46.213576","lon":"-72.815323","description":"Lac Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"14":{"uid":69,"name":"Assess the ecotoxicological risk of the round goby in the St. Lawrence River in terms of the impact of invasive species on the trophic transfer of contaminants","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/assess_the_ecotoxicological_risk_of_the_round_goby_in_the_st_lawrence_river_in_terms_of_the_impact_of_invasive_species_on_the_trophic_transfer_of_contaminants.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this project is to quantify the ecotoxicological risk represented by the round goby in order to assess the degree to which it contributes to the transfer of contaminants in the food chain. Researchers will assess the concentrations of contaminants (conventional and emerging) found in sediment and fish at about 10 sampling stations along Montreal\u2019s effluent plume. They will then be able to assess the risk of contamination to predators of the round goby.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":116,"lat":"45.582929","lon":"-73.476906","description":"Plume of Montreal's effluent"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"15":{"uid":72,"name":"Evaluate the effects of invasive exotic fish on freshwater mussels indigenous to the St. Lawrence","link":"en\/biodiversity\/conservation_de_la_biodiversite_projets_2011_2016\/invasive_exotic_species_2011_2016\/evaluate_the_effects_of_invasive_exotic_fish_on_freshwater_mussels_indigenous_to_the_st_lawrence.html","description":"<p>The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the hypothesis that the round goby acts as an \u201cimpostor\u201d host for the larvae of certain indigenous mussel species and impairs their recruitment and dispersal.\r<\/p>\n<p>Researchers sampled two species of mussels common to the St. Lawrence River, namely the eastern elliptio and the eastern lampmussel, at Trois-Rivi\u00e8res and Grondines. These adult mussels provided the larvae required for the laboratory experiments. Round goby were also sampled at various sites, including at \u00cele Verte and at the mouth of the Chateauguay River, to determine which mussel species have adopted this invasive fish species as a host for their larvae.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":98,"lat":"45.95528","lon":"-73.66917","description":"Marker 4"},"1":{"uid":101,"lat":"45.64056","lon":"-73.775","description":"Marker 3"},"2":{"uid":104,"lat":"46.27760","lon":"-72.65627","description":"Marker 2"},"3":{"uid":115,"lat":"46.58577","lon":"-72.04089","description":"Marker 1"}},"commitee":{"uid":16,"name":"Biodiversity conservation","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_biodiversite.png"}},"16":{"uid":73,"name":"Assess sediment dynamics and contamination levels in the wetlands of Lac Saint-Pierre","link":"en\/water_quality\/improving_water_quality_2011_2016_projects\/toxic_substances_2011_2016\/assess_sediment_dynamics_and_contamination_levels_in_the_wetlands_of_lac_saint_pierre.html","description":"<p>This project involves studying the sediment beds of the wetlands of Lac Saint-Pierre. The sedimentation rate and contamination level of the various layers of sediment will provide information on changes over time in environmental and anthropogenic pressures on these sensitive environments. This project will evaluate the impact of municipal and industrial wastewater, agricultural inputs, water level variations, dredging, and climate change. The data will provide essential elements for better understanding the dynamics of some of the most important habitats in the St. Lawrence ecosystem.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":68,"lat":"46.191022","lon":"-72.852189","description":"Marker 1"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}},"17":{"uid":74,"name":"Proceed with one marine protected area (MPA) initiative","link":"en\/biodiversity\/conservation_de_la_biodiversite_projets_2011_2016\/areas_of_ecological_interest_2011_2016\/proceed_with_3_marine_protected_area_initiatives.html","description":"<p>This study on the creation of a marine protected area in \u00celes-de-la-Madeleine is being conducted jointly by the Minist\u00e8re du D\u00e9veloppement durable, de l\u2019Environnement,&nbsp;et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Qu\u00e9bec (MDDELCC) and Parks Canada. The purpose of the study is to identify sectors of interest for the conservation of marine biodiversity and cultural resources and to assess opportunities for development, education and the enjoyment of the marine environment, as well as challenges involved in the establishment of a marine protected area.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":114,"lat":"47.38333","lon":"-61.86667","description":"Marker 1"}},"commitee":{"uid":16,"name":"Biodiversity conservation","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_biodiversite.png"}},"18":{"uid":78,"name":"28 projects cover the entire St. Lawrence.","link":"","description":"<p>To discover them, click on each of the following issues.\r<\/p>\n<p>Biodiversity conservation: 11 projects\r<\/p>\n<p>Sustainable use: 12 projects\r<\/p>\n<p>Improved water quality: 5 projects<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":113,"lat":"49.439557","lon":"-66.84082","description":""}},"commitee":{"uid":13,"name":"Projects covering the entire St. Lawrence","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_tout_le_st_laurent_02.png"}},"19":{"uid":80,"name":"Set up a round table on lac Saint-Pierre","link":"","description":"<p>This project will look at several previously-raised factors that could explain the deterioration of the lac Saint-Pierre ecosystem, including the over-exploitation of the perch resource, the impoverishment of water quality and habitats, benthic cyanobacteria, cormorant predation and competition for resources between indigenous and introduced species (round goby) in the lake. The project will also consider new factors, such as hydroclimatic conditions, parasites, pesticides and emerging contaminants.<\/p>","zones":{"0":{"uid":109,"lat":"46.195042","lon":"-72.833862","description":"Lac Saint-Pierre"}},"commitee":{"uid":15,"name":"Improved water quality","markerfile":"fileadmin\/templates\/images\/icon_qualite_de_l_eau_02.png"}}}

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  • Projects covering the entire St. Lawrence = Projects covering the entire St. Lawrence
  • Sustainable use = Sustainable use
  • Improved water quality = Improved water quality
  • Biodiversity conservation = Biodiversity conservation


Projects covering the entire St. Lawrence