Rationalizing off-road vehicle access and restoring dune environments on the Magdalen Islands

The organization Attention Fragîles worked in partnership with the Club VTT (ATV Club) des Îles-de-la-Madeleine to rationalize beach access in sectors with no previous official beach access rules, and with mostly unregulated off-road vehicle traffic without guidelines, which caused a multitude of secondary trails and led to breaches in the coastal dunes. In the beach areas of the Pointe-aux-Loups, the Dune du Sud, the Cormorandière and the Corfu (Dune de l’Ouest) ATV trails providing access to the beaches where first made official, then approved by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight Against Climate Change after an official request by the Club VTT. The Club identified specific access points in collaboration with the Municipality of the Islands and local environmental organizations. Access points to unofficial trails were then blocked by fences when they were in the back of the dune or with sand traps where they crossed the shoreline. In order to keep the trail users better informed and aware, signage and information panels were installed in strategic locations.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 07, 2018 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Attention FragÎles
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 2
Name
Giroux, Marie-Ève
Affiliation
Attention FragÎles
Email
action@attentionfragiles.org
Role
Point of Contact

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Title Rationalizing off-road vehicle access and restoring dune environments on the Magdalen Islands
Description

The organization Attention Fragîles worked in partnership with the Club VTT (ATV Club) des Îles-de-la-Madeleine to rationalize beach access in sectors with no previous official beach access rules, and with mostly unregulated off-road vehicle traffic without guidelines, which caused a multitude of secondary trails and led to breaches in the coastal dunes. In the beach areas of the Pointe-aux-Loups, the Dune du Sud, the Cormorandière and the Corfu (Dune de l’Ouest) ATV trails providing access to the beaches where first made official, then approved by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Fight Against Climate Change after an official request by the Club VTT. The Club identified specific access points in collaboration with the Municipality of the Islands and local environmental organizations. Access points to unofficial trails were then blocked by fences when they were in the back of the dune or with sand traps where they crossed the shoreline. In order to keep the trail users better informed and aware, signage and information panels were installed in strategic locations.

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Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Resource Dates
Resource Date 1
Date
2018-05-07
Type
Creation
Resource Date 2
Date
2020-02-21
Type
Revision
Maintenance and update frequency As Needed
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Name
Giroux, Marie-Ève
Affiliation
Attention FragÎles
Email
action@attentionfragiles.org
Role
Point of Contact
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Attention FragÎles
Role
Originator
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Temporal Extent
Begin
2015-06-01
End
2015-07-31
Default Locale French
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