Guide of intervention in the protection and enhancement of coastal habitats of interest in the northen shore of the lower estuary

The study area covers the entire coastal region of the northern shore of the Lower Estuary, between Tadoussac and Pointe-des-Monts (365 km of shoreline), and led to the creation of 20 intervention guides for the protection and enhancement of coastal habitats of interest. Each guide first presents a location of the study area including the observed land and sea boundaries for the inventories and following a division biophysical habitats. The methodological approach is briefly described. The information collected for the same littoral habitat studied is then presented on a descriptive sheet allowing to document both the biophysical and human aspects for a particular habitat. These sheets present the relative ecological value given to the site, a summary analysis of current and past sources of disturbance, a synthesis of potential constraints to the conservation and enhancement of the site as well as a proposal for a guideline that can lead to the sustainable development of the littoral habitat considered. The documents consulted for documentation of aspects relating to each habitat are also presented at the end of the sheet. The document and a section describing the main legislative measures at issue for the conservation and enhancement of coastal habitats.

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Metadata Created March 2, 2020, 19:27 (UTC)
Metadata Updated April 30, 2020, 13:13 (UTC)
Temporal Extent Begin June 01, 1999
Temporal Extent End September 01, 2000
Reference Date(s) March 30, 2017 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)

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Scope dataset
Status completed
  • Date: 2017-03-30 Type: Creation
  • Date: 2020-02-21 Type: Revision
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact Name: Marie Karine Maltais Affiliation: Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire Contact Info Email: marie.karine.maltaisfoo(at) Role: Point of Contact
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  • Affiliation: Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire Role: Originator
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South Bounding Latitude 47.9817231
East Bounding Longitude -67.0137501
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Temportal Extent Begin: 1999-06-01 End: 2000-09-01
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Citation identifier Code: 1cfd6986-ec8a-4881-8afe-3ee328dd8be2