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 Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) March 30, 2017 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
Responsible Party 2
Marie Karine Maltais
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
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Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
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North Bounding Latitude 49.6416261
South Bounding Latitude 47.9817231
East Bounding Longitude -67.0137501
West Bounding Longitude -70.173161
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Default Locale French
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